Aug 07, 2019 - Sale 2515

Sale 2515 - Lot 188

Price Realized: $ 14,300
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 20,000
ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) [THE SEASONS.] Four decorative panels on silk. 1900.
Each 27 3/4x12 1/4 inches, 70 1/2x31 cm. F. Champenois, Paris.
Condition varies, generally B+: some foxing or staining on each. Printed on silk, mounted to thin board. Matted and framed.
For this, Mucha's third and final allegorical group of The Seasons, the premise remains the same - young women as irresistible representations of the seasons. Here, Mucha's approach is slightly different; he has placed these women within decorative borders and employs a starker and more realistic color scheme than the pastels of 1896. These are the rare variants printed on silk, each with the F. Champenois overprint in the bottom field of the ornamental border. Rennert / Weill 74 (var 1), Lendl p. 192 & 193 (var), Mucha / Bridges P38, P49-51.