Lot 104

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Alphonse Mucha
Czech, 1860-1939
Poster for Gismonda, 1894
Chromolithographic poster, signed in the plate
The artist's first work commissioned by Sarah Bernhardt on Christmas Day 1893, printed by Lemercier. Depicting in Art Nouveau style the actress in costume for the Sardou melodrama, which she also directed, and which premiered on October 31, 1894 at the Theatre de la Renaissance. True to the poster's original size, set behind glass and gilt framed.

  • Sight: 85 x 29 in. (215.9 x 73.7 cm.), frame: 88 3/4 x 32 3/4 in. (225.4 x 83.2 cm.)
  • Artist Name:
  • Alphonse Mucha
  • Medium:
  • Chromolithographic poster, signed in the plate
  • Condition:
  • Note the two-piece crease just below Sarah's right hand and see photos for details of all foxing and age-indicative wear.

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Bid Increments
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$0 $29 $5
$30 $99 $10
$100 $499 $25
$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $2,999 $100
$3,000 $4,999 $250
$5,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000 $29,999 $1,000
$30,000 $49,999 $2,500
$50,000 $99,999 $5,000
$100,000 $299,999 $10,000
$300,000 $499,999 $25,000
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