Description

    Alphonse Mucha (Czechoslovakian, 1860-1939)
    Preliminary design for "The Rose", 1899
    Pencil on card
    19-3/4 x 12-3/4 inches (50.2 x 32.4 cm)
    Signed and dated lower right: Mucha / 1899
    Numbered lower left on verso: 27742 / 7734

    PROVENANCE:
    Gusfield Glimer Gallery, Northbrook, Illinois;
    Private collection, Chicago, purchased from the above, circa 1980.

    We wish to thank the Mucha Foundation for confirming the authenticity of this drawing. The lot is accompanied by a photo-certificate from Jiri Mucha, son of the artist, dated December 19, 1979.


    Condition Report*:

    Card hinged along top edge at left and right to mat; scattered foxing, notably along top and bottom edges; surface soil along lower edge; mat burn along top edge and sides; artist pinholes along top and bottom edges; slight loss in upper right corner and slight tears along left edge; minor creasing in four corners.

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    December, 2017
    8th Friday
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