Mucha Czech (1860-1939) ) |
|Title: L'Estampe Moderne|
A. Original Cover |
Printed by Champenois, Paris. 1897- 1899
Signed by Mucha in the plate, lower left.
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat,
with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat via Fedex.
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|Size:||12 in x 16 in|
| ||31 cm x 41 cm|
"L'Estampe Moderne was a collector's edition of 100 colour lithographs
from the best contemporary artists, appearing in monthly issues of
four prints each between May 1897 and April 1899... Mucha himself
contributed two lithographs including 'Salambo-L'Incantation'
and also designed the cover with this narrow panel which was used
as all the covers. With a few spare stokes, he works his magic: classic
face, flowing hair, a lithographer's crayon, and voila! Another idealized
Mucha beauty. Interestingly, even a minor Mucha work like this intrigued
the artist's champion and good client Sarah Bernhardt. She had it
printed in New York in 1905 (as a poster with a few embellishing touches
by another artist) to announce her American tour" (Gold,