Artist: Alphonse Mucha Czech (1860-1939)

Title: Nectar


Description: Condition A
Original Lithograph, Plate 14 from "Documents Decoratifs", published by Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts in Paris, 1902.

Reference: Rennert / Weill A8, Lendl p. 247, Mucha / Henderson 87 (var), Mucha / Bridges A31.

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. 

Sheet Size: 12 in x 17 1/2 in 30.5 cm x 44.4 cm

Price: Temporarily out of stock

I can usually source this poster. If you are interested please contact me. Greg

Sold for $5520.00 US Swann Auctions , N.Y. Jan 2007

‘Documents Decoratifs’ epitomizes Mucha’s technical skills and expertise in capturing the organic and curvilinear style characteristic of Art Nouveau.

"This poster design is one of the most sought-after individual plates from 
Documents Décoratifs. Like the other plates in the portfolio, it was created as a teaching method, "advertising a purely mythical product" (Rennert / Weill p. 390), which visually encapsulated Mucha's whole oeuvre of commercial design. Although it never appeared as a full-sized poster, it contains all of his classic, stylistic Art Nouveau trademarks - a woman with stylized hair, a decorative halo behind her, dressed in a flowing gown, with text grouped at the top and bottom of the image, within a vertical format and with sophisticated decorative elements that support the vertical structure of the design." (Swann)

"Documents Décoratifs, published in 1902 by the Libraire Centrale des Beaux-Arts (72 original colour lithograph plates where included), was Mucha's artistic creed, that authoritatively set down the precepts of Art Nouveau and it's decorative elements…it influenced a whole generation of artists..." (Rennert/Weill)

"[Documents Décoratifs is] . . . an encyclopedic source for Mucha's style in every branch of decorative and applied art and one of the few books on design where even individual plates are sought after by collectors." — Marina Henderson, The Graphic Style of Alphonse Mucha