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Sale 2133 Lot 127
ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) LE VENT QUI PASSE EMPORTE LA JEUNESSE. 1899.
11 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches.
Condition A. Matted and framed.
Although this appears to be a design for a fan, there is no record of a fan ever having been produced. "This design . . . was [originally] intended to decorate the facade of the 'Pavilion of Man,' proposed by Mucha and a group of associates as an ambitious exhibit of the history of mankind at the Paris World's Fair of 1900." (Rennert/Weill p. 252). That project, however, was never realized, and Champenois took Mucha's design and marketed it as "a panel, a postcard, and a handbill or leaflet" (ibid). The image is a romantic allegory of Time watching a maiden as autumn leaves blow out of her hands. The coloring on this piece is of interest as the use of blue is very unusual in Mucha's work. This is the smaller version. Rennert/Weill 68 var 1.
Estimate $3,000-4,000Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $4,800