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Alphonse Mucha (Czech, 1860-1939), Byzantine Head: The Brunette, 1897, lithograph in colors (Bridges P15)

Alphonse Mucha (Czech, 1860-1939), Byzantine Head: The Brunette, 1897, lithograph in colors (Bridges P15)

Product Description:

Lithograph in colors, printed by F. Champenois, Paris, matted, framed, and glazed

Reference: Bridges P15

Dimensions:

Height 20.5 in. x Width 14.5 in. (image)

Height 22.75 in. x Width 14.5 in. (sight)

Height 29.5 in. x Width 22.75 in. (frame)

Condition:

Not examined out of the frame, mat stained, unobtrusive foxing or mold throughout, discoloration to mid-right, fold to right measuring approx. 1 inch, soft fold/crease along lower right corner, a small tear approx. 1 inch, lower right. Please contact cataloging@lofty.com for specific condition questions. Lofty does not guarantee the condition or authenticity of frames.

Provenance:

Private collection, New York

About The Artist:

Alphonse Maria Mucha (1860-1899) was a struggling Czech artist living in Paris, France until 1895, when his poster “Gizmonda” (1894), designed for the iconic French actress Sarah Bernhardt, rocketed him to immediate fame and success. His “Style Mucha” had a significant impact on the French Art Nouveau movement.

According to the Mucha Foundation, the artist considered the Byzantine civilization the “spiritual home of Slavic culture.” Mucha created a Blonde and Brunette Byzantine Head design; both women wear elaborate headdresses and are adorned in luxurious jewelry with serpentine lines. These attracted the attention of the Parisian jeweler Georges Fouquet, who asked Mucha to help conceptualize his designs for the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle. Mucha and Fouquet’s influential three-year partnership, from 1899-1901, redefined fine jewelry design. For the first time in jewelry design, they chose materials for their overall artistic contribution to the design, not their intrinsic value. Mucha’s spectacular designs formed the centerpiece of Fouquet’s display at the Exhibition.

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Alphonse Mucha (Czech, 1860-1939), Byzantine Head: The Brunette, 1897, lithograph in colors (Bridges P15)

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