Feb 29, 2024 - Sale 2660

Sale 2660 - Lot 21

Price Realized: $ 1,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,000

ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939)


16x12 inches, 40½x30½ cm. [F. Champenois, Paris].
Condition B+ / B: small losses at corners; small tear at lower right edge; unobtrusive creases; mat-staining in margins; small stain in image; hinged to mat at top corners. Paper. Matted and framed.

One of two plates Mucha designed for this distinguished series, depicting heroines of antiquity. Salome is a sensuous image, in which the dancer is shown wearing an ornate belt and diaphanous attire. She is not depicted carrying the head of John the Baptist, but rather in the throes of the dance that gave Herod such great pleasure. Mucha R10c.