Mucha, Alphonse

1899 Original Cocorico Cover Alphonse Mucha, Girl in Gold

$2,925.00
  • 1899 Original Cocorico Cover Alphonse Mucha, Girl in Gold

Mucha, Alphonse

1899 Original Cocorico Cover Alphonse Mucha, Girl in Gold

$2,925.00

Date: 1899
Size:  8.5 x 11 inches, framed to 14 x 17 inches
Information: For more details, please call 514 656 3301

About The Poster:

About The Poster: Alphonse Maria Mucha (1860-1939) is most often remembered for the prominent role he played in shaping the aesthetics of French Art Nouveau at the turn of the century. As a struggling and relatively unknown artist of Czech origin living in Paris, Mucha achieved immediate fame when, in December 1894, he accepted a commission to create a poster for one of the greatest actresses of this time, Sarah Bernhardt.

Though the printer was apprehensive about submitting Mucha's final design because of its new unconventional style, Bernhardt loved it and so did the public. ´Le style Mucha´, as Art Nouveau was known in its earliest days, was born.

Mucha's work was remarkably varied; he was equally adept at enormous panels and intricate jewels or hair combs. The Mucha museum in Prague lays testament to the vision and breadth of skill which he had and the legacy he left. Whether working in color or tone-on-tone, his skill is unquestionable. 

This Art Nouveau lithograph was originally designed as the cover for the French Art Nouveau design magazine, Cocorico on 30 December 1899. Rare and highly collectible. Signed in stone by Mucha. Framed.