?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939)
[AURORE / DAWN]. Decorative panel. 1899.
19 1/2x35 3/4 inches, 49 1/2x90 3/4 cm. [F. Champenois, Paris.] Condition B: repaired tears at top margin, into left image; repaired tears, losses, replaced losses and restoration at edges; replaced lower left corner.
One of two panels, the other being Dusk, "among the few horizontal formats produced by Mucha" (Rennert / Weill p. 258). Here, awaking in an Art Nouveau dreamscape surrounded by boughs and trees, a bright-eyed maiden is "removing her coverlet from her nude torso as she looks towards the rising sun" (ibid). Only 1000 copies were printed. Rennert / Weill 70, Lendl p. 216, Mucha Grand Palais 135, Mucha / Henderson 31, Mucha / Bridges P32.