PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN

An original drawing by Alphonse Mucha in pencil on heavy paper. Picturing a beautifully rendered face surrounded by long flowing hair, showcasing Mucha's characteristic delicate yet confident line-work. An illustration for Andelicek z Baroku [Little Baroque Angel] by Josef Hais Týnecký, J. Otto, Prague, 1929. The drawing itself measures 12.5cm x 7cm while the sheet of paper measures 19cm x 21cm. With two gallery ink stamps to the back. A crease runs across the paper but does not intersect with the drawing. Signed in pencil to the lower right. Mounted, framed and glazed using archival materials.

Mucha is known for his distinctive strong, sweeping, curved lines and natural motifs. His work has become the most loved and recognised representation of Art Nouveau, and continues to have a lasting impact on visual arts today. This original drawing offers a fascinating, intimate look at the artist's accomplished use of pencil. Provenance: Z umelecke pozustalosti ("From artistic inheritance, Alfonse Muchy") ink stamp on verso; "Narodni Galerie V Praze, vývoz" ("National Gallery Prague, export") ink stamp on verso; purchased from Rizzoli Bookstore, New York, December 1973; private US collection.

Stock code: 17676

£3,500

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Author:

MUCHA, Alphons

Published:

Original Artwork.
1929

Category

Children's / Illustrated
Original Artwork
Signed / Inscribed
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