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Waverley Cycles. 1898.

Waverley Cycles. 1898.

Item Description:

Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939)
Size: 42 1/2 x 33 1/2 in./108 x 85.2 cm
Condition: A. Framed.
Printer: Imp. F. Champenois, Paris
Reference: Ref: Rennert/Weill, 52; Lendl/Prague, p. 123; Bicycle Posters, 55; DFP-II, 642; Gold, 74; Dodge, p. 122; Masters 1900, p. 207; PAI-LXXIII, 393
Key Words: Art Nouveau; Artist: Mucha; Bicycles

Waverley Cycles. 1898.
One of Mucha's most spare and dignified designs, this thoughtful muse presents American-made Waverley Cycles to a French audience. The laurels in her hand represent the many awards won by the brand, while the anvil signifies strength of craftsmanship. With nothing but the stalk and handlebars of the cycle on display, it's radically different than virtually every other bicycle ad of the period. Its success depends upon the strength of its colors, the immediate impact of its symbolism, Mucha's artistry, and, of course, the seminude woman out in front.

About The Artist:

ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939)

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