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    Alphonse Mucha (Czechoslovakian, 1860-1939)
    Deutsches Schauspiel-Haus Theater Program, 1908
    Watercolor, pencil, and gouache on board
    21-1/2 x 16-1/4 inches (54.6 x 41.3 cm)
    Signed lower right: Mucha

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MORT KÜNSTLER

    PROVENANCE:
    Judy Goffman American Paintings, New York;
    Rizzoli Book Store;
    Joe Parente, Queens;
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.

    EXHIBITED:
    The Royal Station Gallery of the Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, "Poster Artist Mucha," October 9-31, 1975;
    Union League Club, Chicago, Illinois, "An American Vision," December 1-2, 1984;
    New York Historical Society, Rizzoli, New York, "200 Years of American Illustration," 1997;
    Museum of American Illustrators at Society of Illustrators, New York, "Americans Abroad," May 21-July 12, 2008.

    LITERATURE:
    Poster Artist Mucha, exhibition catalogue, The Royal Station Gallery, Baltimore Maryland, New York, 1975, n.p., no. 46, illustrated;
    An American Vision, exhibition catalogue, Union League Club, Chicago, Illinois, 1984, p.14, no. 39, illustrated;
    Americans Abroad, exhibition catalogue, Society of Illustrators, New York, 2008, n.p., no. 20, illustrated.

    This composition was also utilized by the artist for the Comedy mural at the New German Theatre in New York, 1908. According to Studio Talk magazine this image is 'one of his finest achievements. In them Mucha has reached the maturity of this artistic powers of expression."


    More information about Alphonse Mucha, also known as Mucha, Alphonse, Alphonse Marie Mucha, Mucha, Alphonse Marie, Alphonse Mucha.

    Condition Report*: Light overall paper discoloration with spots of minor staining; paper and board loss along edges, most notably in upper and lower right corners as well as a few cracks and pinholes, only visible when unframed; framed under glass.  
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