Alphonse Mucha, ‘Reverie’, 1897, Print, Color lithography, Christopher-Clark Fine Art
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Alphonse Mucha

Reverie, 1897

Color lithography
24 15/16 × 18 13/16 in
63.3 × 47.8 cm
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San Francisco
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Christopher-Clark Fine Art
San Francisco

Original lithograph printed in colors on wove paper

Signed on the stone lower right Mucha.

A superb …

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Alphonse Mucha
Czech, 1860–1939
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Alphonse Mucha is synonymous with Art Nouveau, a style of fine art, decorative art, and architecture that broke with the academicism of the 19th century in favor of florid lines inspired by the natural environment. A lithographed advertising poster he was commissioned to create for a play featuring the celebrated actress Sarah Bernhardt in 1894 catapulted him out of obscurity and brought him instant success as a commercial artist. Rendered in pale pastels, much of his work depicts beautiful young women draped in Neoclassical robes set amidst flowers, feathers, and other sensuous natural forms. He was celebrated not only for illustrating advertising posters, but also for painting, book illustrations, sculpting, and designing theater sets, jewelry, and wallpaper.

Alphonse Mucha, ‘Reverie’, 1897, Print, Color lithography, Christopher-Clark Fine Art
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Original lithograph printed in colors on wove paper

Signed on the stone lower right Mucha.

A superb impression of the original version of this famous Mucha design (there were six additional variations also printed). Published and printed by F. Champenois Imprimeur, Paris, bearing his name and address in the upper …

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Alphonse Mucha
Czech, 1860–1939
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Alphonse Mucha is synonymous with Art Nouveau, a style of fine art, decorative art, and architecture that broke with the academicism of the 19th century in favor of florid lines inspired by the natural environment. A lithographed advertising poster he was commissioned to create for a play featuring the celebrated actress Sarah Bernhardt in 1894 catapulted him out of obscurity and brought him instant success as a commercial artist. Rendered in pale pastels, much of his work depicts beautiful young women draped in Neoclassical robes set amidst flowers, feathers, and other sensuous natural forms. He was celebrated not only for illustrating advertising posters, but also for painting, book illustrations, sculpting, and designing theater sets, jewelry, and wallpaper.

Alphonse Mucha

Reverie, 1897

Color lithography
24 15/16 × 18 13/16 in
63.3 × 47.8 cm
.
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Location
San Francisco
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