Blindstamp lower right in margin
|Artist: Alphonse Mucha
|Title: Incantation/ Salammbo|
A+, Original Lithograph,
issued by L'Estampe
Issue Number 4, August 1897.
(as a special supplement)
Printed by F. Champenois, Paris.
Blindstamp lower right in margin.
Signed in the stone lower left.
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat,
with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat.
Certificate of Authenticity.
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| Sheet Size:||12 in x 16 in|
| ||31 cm x 41 cm|
Price: $3200.00 USD Very Rare
Salammbo is perhaps the most beautiful of all of Mucha's Original
lithographs and is my favorite Mucha." Greg
Salome, by Mucha also for L'Estampe Moderne.
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"Mucha was probably the single most famous and influential artist
of the whole Art Nouveau movement in Europe. The lithograph he drew
for L'Estampe Moderne, 'Salammbo- L'Incantation' is an outstanding
example of the finest period of his decorative style
combination of an exotic richness, an overt and luxuriant sensuality,
and the marvelous flowing sinuous patterns of line and colour it created
a whole new era of taste" (Weston
No.1 1999, 28)
Salammbo by Gaston Bussiere 1907
"Salammbo was the daughter of Hamilcar, the barbaric ruler of
Crathage; in 1862, Gustave Flaubert wrote a romantic novel with her
as a subject, in which she was searching for a magic veil (seen here
trailing from her shoulder) that was supposed to aid her father in
conquering the world. However, the veil's power proves to be illusory,
Salambo dies shortly after finally obtaining it for naught"(Rennert
"Gustave Flaubert's (French 1821-1880) 'Salammbo' written in 1862, is
an often stirring mixture and intertwining of the history of the Punic Wars and
of the myths held by the people of ancient Carthage.... Hamilcar's daughter, the
lovely and exotically beautiful Salammbo. Her conniving to recapture the Zaimph
from Matho, the Libyan leader of the Barbarians, includes some of the most erotic
passage in 19th century literature. Her pet serpent figures very prominently in
these scenes. A priest advises Salammbo that without reobtaining the Zaimph, an
important holy relic in their possession, Carthage is doomed to defeat" (WebReview)
Not unlike the Maitre de L'Affiche series, L'Estampe
Moderne was a portfolio printed between 1897-98, published
by Imprimerie Champenois, Paris, contained 24 monthly portfolios,
with four original lithographs in each. Each commissioned only for
this series. Some of the contributing artists included Mucha, Rhead,
Meunier, Ibels, Steinlen, Willette and Grasset.