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Alphonse Mucha

Czech (1860-1939)
The Father of Art Nouveau

"Alphonse Maria Mucha is most often remembered for the prominent role he played in shaping the aesthetics of French Art Nouveau at the turn of the century. As a struggling and relatively unknown artist of Czech origin living in Paris, Mucha achieved immediate fame when, in December 1894, he accepted a commission to create a poster for one of the greatest actresses of this time, Sarah Bernhardt.



Though the printer was apprehensive about submitting Mucha´s final design because of its new unconventional style, Bernhardt loved it and so did the public. ´Le style Mucha´, as Art Nouveau was known in its earliest days, was born. The success of that first poster Gismonda brought a 6 years contract between Bernhardt and Mucha and in the following years his work for her and others included costumes and stage decorations, designs for magazines and book covers, jewelry and furniture and numerous posters. Mucha returned to Czechoslovakia in 1910, where he dedicated the remainder of his life to the production of a an epic series of 20 paintings depicting the history of the Slav people, the Slav Epic"
(Mucha Museum)

Mucha Poster Gallery
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Noel, 1896-1897
Original cover, Printed Paris 1896
Condition A+, 11 in x 15 in
$2500.00



Au Quartier Latin 1897
Original cover, Printed Paris 1896
Condition A, 12 1/2 in x 17 1/4 in
Sold




Biscuits Lefèvre-Utile

Original colour stone lithograph 
Printed Paris 1896
Condition A+, 17 3/8 in x 24 in
Sold



Chansons D'Aieules
Original cover, Printed Paris 1898
Condition A+, 7 3/4 in x 10 1/2 in
Sold



Lefèvre-Utile, Gaufrettes Vanille
Original label, Printed Paris 1900
Condition A+
Sold




Lefèvre-Utile, Madere Biscuits
Original label, Printed Paris 1909
Condition A+
$1400.00 framed





Lefèvre-Utile
, Melange Italien
Original label, Printed Paris 1901
Condition A+
$1400.00 framed



Lefèvre-Utile, Gaufrettes Pralinees
Original label, Printed Paris ca. 1900
Condition A+
$1400.00 framed




Salon des Cent 1897

Original colour stone lithograph 
Printed Paris 1897
Condition A+, 17 3/8 in x 24 in
Sold



Salome

From "L'Estampe Moderne"
Printed Paris 1897
Sold To Request






Incantation/Salammbo

From "L'Estampe Moderne"
Printed Paris 1897
$3800.00 Rare



Dictionnaire des Arts Decoratifs

Original colour stone lithograph 
Printed Paris 1902
Condition A, 25 in x 30 in
Sold



Zdenka Cerny

Original colour stone lithograph 
Printed Paris 1913
Condition A, 43 1/4 in x 74 1/2 in
Sold




L'Image Revue
Original woodcut cover,
Printed Paris 1896
Condition A, 8 7/8 in x 11 7/8 in
$950.00




L'Estampe Moderne
Original cover, Printed Paris 1897-1899
Condition A, 12 in x 16 in
$230.00






Gismonda
From "Le Maitre de L'Affiche"
PL.27 printed 1898
$2950.00



Salon des Cent
From "Le Maitre de L'Affiche"
PL.94 printed 1897
$4850.00
Rare





Lorenzaccio
From "Le Maitre de L'Affiche"
PL.114 printed 1898
$2950.00




La Dame aux Camelias
From "Le Maitre de L'Affiche"
PL.144 printed 1898

$3800.00




La Samaritaine
From "Le Maitre de L'Affiche"
PL.166 printed 1899
$3200.00




Bieres de la Meuse
From "Le Maitre de L'Affiche"
PL.182 printed 1899
Sold To Request



Job
From "Les Maitre de L'Affiche"
PL.202 printed 1900
$7400.00
Most Rare






Art et Decoration

from "Documents Decoratifs"
Printed Paris 1902
$2550
.00
Rare





Gismonda

From "Les Affiches Illustrees"
Limited printing of 1025
AL.41 printed 1896
$1650.00
Note: This is a smaller version than the
Maitre de L'Affiche version




Hallowed be thy name

From "Le Pater"
LP.01 printed 1899
$2450.00 Rare





Thy Kingdom Come
From "Le Pater"
LP.02 printed 1899
$2450.00 Rare


 

_ _ _
The Ages of Man (Set of Four)
Four Original colour stone lithographs Printed by F. Champenois, Paris, 1898.

Sold

These are the Rare proofs before letters Complete set is very Rare
"This series of four panels depicting the Ages of Man [was] used as the basis for a calendar for 1898.
The images show a young boy growing into an old man, always accompanied by a doting female muse.
These are the rare proofs before letters."(Rennert/Weill, p. 47)




Greg's Recommended Mucha read:
Alphonse Mucha: The Spirit of Art Nouveau by Victor Arwas.
The definitive book on the life and works of Mucha.



Greg's Recommended Mucha website:
The Mucha Foundation
This website is a truly amazing resource for all things Mucha past and present.




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