|Artist: Alphonse Mucha
Czech (1860-1939) |
Plate: PL. 114
Condition A. Original lithograph from
"Les Maitre de L'Affiches" series. |
by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1898.
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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|Maitre Sheet Size:||11 3/8 in x
15 3/4 in|
| ||29 cm x 40 cm|
" The character of Lorenzaccio, in the play by Alfred de Musset,
is based on Lorenzo the Magnificent (1449-1492), the most powerful
of the Medicis, who ruled the city-state of Florence. In the play,
Lorenzaccio struggles desperately to save Florence, which had grown
rich during his reign from the grip of a power-hungry conqueror. Mucha
represents this tyranny by a dragon menacing the city coat of arms
and portrays Lorenzaccio pondering the course of his action. Sarah
Bernhardt adapted the play, first written in 1863, for herself, and
the new version, for which this poster was produced, opened December
3, 1896. Never afraid to tackle a male role, Bernhardt made Lorenzaccio
into the classic roles of hr repertoire"(Lendl/Paris
The high water mark of Art Nouveau is attained in this brilliant
Mucha poster which invites us to ponder each intricate design segment
that in harmony creates a masterpiece.