Jan 26, 2017 - Sale 2435

Sale 2435 - Lot 214

Price Realized: $ 8,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500
Image panel: 42 1/2x42 1/2 inches, 108x108 cm, Text panel: 31 1/2x42 1/2 inches, 80x108 cm. V. Neubert Smichov, Prague.
Condition A- / B+: minor creases in margins and image. Two-sheets, framed separately. Paper. Unexamined out of frames.
Zdenka Cerny was one of three daughters from the family with whom Mucha lived in Chicago in 1906. A prodigigal chellist, she was slated to go on a European tour in 1914, but the tour was canceled due to the outbreak of World War I. While "the Art Nouveau ornamentation is virtually absent, other than a circle of stylized fleurs-de-lis in white behind Zdenka, and a similar white-outline garland around her cello," Mucha's style is present in the woman's hair and the collar of her dress (Rennert / Weill p. 346). Rennert / Weill 102, Lendl p. 280, Brno 65, 150th Mucha 263, Mucha / Japan 132, Sarah Mucha p. 92, Mucha / Henderson 108, Mucha / Bridges A63, Jiri Mucha p. 224, Spirit of Art Nouveau 39 (var).