Dictionnaire des Arts Décoratifs
Dictionnaire des Arts Décoratifs
Dictionnaire des Arts Décoratifs

Artist: Alphonse Mucha Czech (1860-1939)

Title: Dictionnaire des Arts Décoratifs

Plate: Decor

Description: Condition A
Original stone colour lithograph, backed on Linen
Printed Montgredien & Cie, Paris 1902
Signed in the stone lower right
Reference: Mucha/Henderson p.132 (var), Mucha/Bridges L30, Lendl p.151 
Shipped rolled via FedEx. 
Certificate of Authenticity. 

Poster Size: 16 3/4 in x 24 1/2 in / 42.5 cm x 62.2 cm

Price: $3400.00 Rare Version

"A pensive looking Lady in a pale green dress in an observant attitude, getting ready to record something in her little notebook..." (Lendl) 

In 1902,
Mucha was commissioned to illustrate the Dictionnaire des arts Décoratifs, the comprehensive visual dictionary of Art Nouveau design, by Paul Rouaix.

ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939).  DICTIONNAIRE DES ARTS DÉCORATIFS. Two small plates. 1902. Sizes vary, each approximately 9x6 inches, 22¾x1
Paul Rouaix’s “Dictionary of Decorative Arts” was a two-volume compendium that acted as a reference to artists and artisans—namely, it included almost 600 engravings and 17 plates. Mucha was commissioned to design the cover, and in his typical fashion, he delivered this decadent Art Nouveau artiste—adrift in thought, and with all the panache one could expect from a Mucha design. (Rennert)
The original publication with Mucha Cover design