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Alphonse Mucha "Monaco Monte-Carlo" Lithograph

This "Monaco Monte-Carlo" lithograph by Alphonse Mucha, printed by F. Champenois in Paris, illustrates one of the most intricate color designs by the French Art Nouveau artist, with a kneeling young woman encircled by lilacs and hydrangeas and the bay of Monte Carlo in the background. The Byzantine intricate work, which seems largely architectural at first glance, is imbued with a softer, natural sensibility, with the utterly unique and sensitive approach to each stem and petal pictured.


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Item #: YML-19638
Artist: Alphonse Mucha
Circa: 1897
Dimensions: 54" height, 40" width (framed); 43" height, 28" width (unframed)
Materials: Paper, Modern giltwood and gesso frame
Signed: "Mucha"
Literature: Lithograph pictured in Alphonse Mucha: The Complete Posters and Panels, by Jack Rennert and Alain Weill, G.K. Hall & Co., Publishers, Boston, pp. 136-137, Chemin de Fer P.L.M.

The lines and curves of the flowers and stems within this lithograph are meant to suggest the wheels and tracks that transport the passengers to Monte Carlo. The advertisement was commissioned by the railroad.