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Artist: Alphonse Mucha Czech (1860-1939)

Plate: PL. 144

Title: La Dame aux Camelias
Description: Condition A. Original lithograph from "Les Maitre de L'Affiches" series.
Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1898.
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.
See our Terms of Sale
Maitre Sheet Size: 11 3/8 in x 15 3/4 in
  29 cm x 40 cm
Price: $3800.00 USD Rare
Greg's suggested set with
PL.27, PL.114, PL.166
Full size sold for $27,600 US
Poster Auctions International, NY. Nov 2008

"Alexander Dumas Jr.'s drama…had been very popular since its premier in 1852. Sarah Bernhardt considered it to be the key drama in her repertoire. This is perhaps Mucha's most beautiful poster. The story of the tragic love of the great courtesan is portrayed in the poster with shocking impact. The figure of the heroine in a white robe leans against a balustrade with a background of silver stars. Her rich swept-back hair is adorned with her favourite flower, the camellia. This Heraldic flower is repeated at the bottom of the poster, held by a mysterious hand…The tragedy is also symbolized by the corners above the figure's head…Mucha's ability to characterize the substance of the play for which he created this poster, as well as his ability to express the most beautiful features of Sarah's personality, was brought to perfection in this poster" (Mucha/Art Nouveau, p.146)

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