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Sale 2484 Lot 214
ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) [TIMES OF THE DAY.] Group of four decorative panels. 1899.
Each 42 1/2x15 1/2 inches, 108x39 1/2 cm. [F. Champenois, Paris.]
Condition A / A-: minor repaired tears and restoration in margins.
An exquisite Art Nouveau quartet representing "Morning Awakening," "Daytime Dash," "Evening Reverie" and "Nightly Rest." "The borders are worked out in such an exquisite pattern that each picture appears to be mounted in an elaborate frame of its own, or else seen through a decorated window" (Rennert / Weill p. 232). In fact, on each panel the borders are identical, providing the set with an inherent cohesiveness. Mucha brilliantly adds an additional flourish by presenting different floral patterns behind each border. Rennert / Weill 62, Wine Spectator 77, Lendl pps. 212-215, Mucha P28-31.
Estimate $40,000 - 60,000Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $40,000