Jan 26, 2017 - Sale 2435

Sale 2435 - Lot 110

Price Realized: $ 1,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,000
27 1/4x13 inches, 69 1/2x33 cm.
Condition B: replaced losses in margins, affecting upper text; minor creases and abrasions at edges; small stain in upper left corner. Mounted on paper. Matted and framed. Unexamined out of frame.
Amongst Mucha's other varied traits resided a love of teaching, as can be seen in a photograph from La Plume in the special issue devoted to his work (p. 78), where he is found surrounded by students in his studio. He briefly taught a drawing course at James Whistler's Académie Carmen and then began a course on the composition of decorative art. He even designed a poster, which was never printed, advertising that these classes would be in his studio (see Mucha Grand Palais 27). Perhaps because there wasn't enough room in his studio, he wound up teaching his class at the Academie Colarossi, where he himself had been a student. To advertise the classes, he designed a small poster in two colors depicting a face in profile, with thick outlines evoking a stained glass design, similar to those he created for the jeweler Fouquet. Mucha did not design the typography in the bottom text panel. rare. We have found no other copy at auction since 1988. Lendl p. 145, Brno 24, Rennert / Weill 75, Mucha Grand Palais 183, Darmstadt 219, Mucha / Henderson 67, Mucha / Bridges A18.