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Mucha, Alphonse (1860-1939) Lorenzaccio Poster.

Auction:
2621B
Lot:
155
Sold for:
$4,440$3,700

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2621B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 18, 2012 11:00AM

Description:

Mucha, Alphonse (1860-1939) Lorenzaccio Poster. Paris: Champenois, 1896. Color lithographic poster on two sheets joined, upright rectangle, framed, some faint water stains, 81 x 29 1/2 in.
"The poster advertises Lorenzaccio, adapted by Armand d'Artois from Alfred de Musset, first performed at the Theatre de la Renaissance in 1896, starring Sarah Bernhardt, she had commissioned Alphonse Mucha's first successful poster, Gismonda, to announce her appearance at the theatre in 1894, and he subsequently designed posters for almost all of her productions. This for Lorenzaccio is typical, having tall, vertical proportions, and consisting of two halves lithographed separately. The elongated and sinuously curved figure is placed in a niche to give an icon-like effect. [...] Bernhart is dressed in a sumptuous black period costume, with a dagger hanging from her belt, holding a book." (Victoria Albert Museum Catalogue)
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Keywords

Alphonse Mucha, Sarah Bernhardt, Paris, Alfred de Musset, Armand d'Artois, Art Nouveau, French people, Poster

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