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Salon des Cent / XXme Exposition. 1896.

Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939)Size: 16 3/8 x 24 1/4 in./41.5 x 61.6 cmCondition: A. Framed.Printer: Imp. F. Champenois, Paris (not shown)Reference: Ref: Rennert/Weill, 12, Var. 1; Lendl/Prague, p. 133; DFP-II, 634 (var); Wine Spectator, 74 (var); Salon des Cent/Neumann,19; Gold, 192 (var); PAI-XLIV, 396Key Words: Art Nouveau; Exhibition; Artist: MuchaSalon des Cent / XXme Exposition. 1896.This is the rare proof before letters – signed and numbered (#12 of 50) before the addition of bottom text. “This poster is one of the artist’s first works to follow his standard archetype. It advertises the twentieth exhibition of the group of artists who exhibited at the premises of the art journal La Plume. The members were famous Parisian artists: Toulouse-Lautrec, Bonnard, Steinlen, Ensor, Grasset, Rassenfosse, and the American Louis Rhead. Mucha’s ambition was to become a member of the group, and he succeeded with this poster, which attracted the attention of the gallery owner, Léon Deschamps. [He] visited Mucha in his studio while he was designing the poster. Fascinated by what he saw, he persuaded Mucha to print it in this unfinished version, according to the artist. Mucha agreed, and the publisher’s feeling, that this lightly outlined, impressive poster would make Mucha famous, proved to be correct” (Mucha/Art Nouveau, p. 156).Read more

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A Voltaire. ca. 1895
Artist: MISTI (Ferdinand Mifliez, 1865-1923) Size: 32 1/2 x 46 3/8 in./82.5 x 117.8 cm Imp. Eugene Verneau, Paris Poster Auctions International
Saltimbanque! ca. 1899
Artist: PAL (Jean de Paléologue, 1860-1942) Size: 44 1/8 x 61 3/4 in./112 x 157 cm Affiches Caby & Chardin, Paris A colloquial word meaning "street performer," Saltimbanque is perhaps best known in conjunction with the Picasso painting of the same name. Here, however, is is used as the title of the latest novel by Henri Germain. Poster Auctions International
Costume Design. ca. 1925
Artist: CHARLES GESMAR (1900-1928) Size: 12 1/4 x 18 3/4 in./31 x 47.6 cm While not identical, this costume design is quite similar to two he made in the mid-1920s: one for Irene Ambrus, and the other for Lotte Werkmeister. On the verso appear his notes on the execution of the image to reality. Poster Auctions International
Cycles & Automobiles / Deuxième Exposition. 1897
Artist: ARMAND A. L. RASSENFOSSE (1862-1934) Size: 40 1/8 x 29 in./102 x 73.5 cm Lith. Benard, Liège The precursor to the poster by Koister (see Lot 27), this simple image showcasing both the audience and the products announces the second annual Bicycle and Automobile Show of Liège. Poster Auctions International
Gas Stove. ca. 1895
Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 38 x 49 1/2 in./96.6 x 125.7 cm Imp. Camis, Paris Poster Auctions International
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