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Artist: Alphonse Mucha Czech (1860-1939)

Item: Chansons

Title: Chansons D'Aieules

Description: Condition A+
Original cover lithograph,
printed by Champenois, Paris, 1898.
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
via Fedex. Certificate of Authenticity.
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Sheet Size: 7 3/4 in x 10 1/2 in
  19.7 cm x 26.7 cm
Price: Sold

"Reminiscent of a sun goddess, Madame Amel is stunning radiant with geometric rays of sunshine spraying out and beaming from her brilliant beauty. Flying birds surround her fragrant pink floral millinery headpiece as her Viking enchantress golden braids trail down beneath it. Although barefooted, this mesmerizing lady wears an elaborately bright and beautiful gown. Arched above her head is the title of the art piece in typographical script that reads: "Chansons D'Aieules"." )

Mucha Study for the Cover

One of Mucha's traits was to personify ideas in supernatural beings, as seen in the angellic fiqure with dramatic stylized wings which add rhythm to the background. Similar to the stylized wings used in his famous La Plume cover design.

Cover for La Plume 1899

Text on Poster English translation:
Ancestor songs, said by Madame Amel
from the Comédie-Française.

Madame Loys Amel (French 1859-1921)
Comedic actress and star of Paris theatre.
Wife of French actor Emmanuel Matrat (1855-1943)

The Comédie-Française in Paris is the world’s longest established national theatre, started 1680 and still running today.

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