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The Seasons. 1896.

The Seasons. 1896.

Item Description:

Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939)
Size: Each: 21 1/4 x 41 3/4 in./54 x 106 cm
Condition: A.
Printer: Imp. F. Champenois, Paris (not shown)
Reference: Ref: Rennert/Weill,18; Lendl/Prague, p. 182-183; Mucha/Art Nouveau, p. 186-187; PAI-LXVII, 438
Key Words: Artist: Mucha; Art Nouveau

The Seasons. 1896.
“One of Mucha’s most endearing and enduring sets... Spring is a blonde sylph who seems to be fashioning a makeshift lyre out of a bent green branch and her own hair, with some birds as interested spectators. Summer, a brunette, sits dreamily on the bank of a pond, cooling her feet in the water and resting her head against a bush. Autumn is an auburn lady, making ready to partake of the ripe grape. Winter, her brown hair barely visible as she huddles in a long green cloak, snuggles by the snow-covered tree trying to warm a shivering bird with her breath” (Rennert/Weill, p. 90). It’s not only the passage of time that makes this series rare—they were difficult to find even at the time of their publication. The editor of The Poster couldn’t help a reader locate this set back in 1899, concluding: “they are getting scarce” (January 1899, p. 42). This is the variant before any addition of text.

About The Artist:

ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939)

AUCTION
$ 60,000.00 ( Low est. )
Lot 294 in PAI-LXXVII: Rare Posters
AUCTION DATE: Jan 24, 2019 at 9:00am EST

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