Mucha, A. M.
Documents decoratifs. Planche 54. [Female alphabet]
Paris, Librairie Central des Beaux Arts, 1901. Folio (46 x 33 cm). Original print in black and red.
A fine print from Alphonse Mucha's quintessential Art Nouveau book, Documents décoratifs. Alfons "Alphonse" Maria Mucha (1860-1939) was a Czech decorative artist, who wanted to bring aesthetic values into arts and crafts. He invented the "Mucha Style" which soon became known as Art Nouveau. His work immediately became immensely popular and has remained very sought-after. This is one of the more peculiar plates: his alphabet with female figures. Very light toning, tiny bump to upper left outer corner, otherwise fine. Very rare.