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Artist: Alphonse Mucha Czech (1860-1939)

Plate: AL. 41

Title: Gismonda
Description: Condition A. Original lithograph from "Les Affiches Illustrees" series,
limited printing of 1025. Printed by
Imprimere Chaix, Paris, 1896.
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat via Fedex.
Certificate of Authenticity.
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Affiches Sheet Size: 8 3/4 in x 12 1/4 in
  22 cm x 31 cm

Price: temporarily out of stock

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Full size sold for $ 25,300 US
Poster Auctions International, N.Y. Nov 2002

"For Mucha, proponent of Art Nouveau, woman was a subject of reverence, even worship, and nowhere, did he express it more eloquently than in his first poster for the immortal actress Sarah Bernhardt. 'Gismonda' was a biblical period piece whose Palm Sunday procession in the third act allowed Mucha to cloth the actress in a gown of Byzantine opulence and to give her a wonderful expression" (Gold p.107)

"…at the appearance of Gismonda on the billboards, Paris was bowled over; an odscure illustrator (Mucha) became an overnight celebrity, and posters were suddenly discussed seriously as art form in circles which would have before not even deigned to grant them a passing mention… Mucha's masterly composition, his unereing eye for decorative detail, flawless draftsmanship and an exquisitely delicate sensitivity for muted colours combined with his skill in lithography to produce a masterpiece" (Wine Spectator ,71)

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