|Artist: Alphonse Mucha
|Title: Incantation/ Salambo|
Description: Cond. A+, Original
issued by L'Estampe Modern, October 1897, Printed by F. Champenois,
Blindstamp lower right in margin.
in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing labels. Ready to frame.
Shipped boxed flat via Fedex.
Certificate of Authenticity.
Terms of Sale
Original tissue overlay
with commentary by Gustave Flaubert.
Original cover (lithograph) by Mucha,
Issue Number 6, October 1897, with reference to special addition of this Mucha
on inside cover.
| Sheet Size:||12 in x 15 3/4 in|
| ||31 cm x 40 cm|
"Salambo 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
"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, 'Salambo- L'Incantation' is an outstanding example of the finest
period of his decorative style
With it's 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)
Not unlike the Maitre de L'Affiche series, L'Estampe Modern
was a publication 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. As well as Mucha, some of the contributing
artists included Rhead, Meunier, Ibels, Steinlen, Willette and Grasset. This is
from the series with the blindstamp in the margin lower right corner.