Sarah Bernhardt Theatre de la Renaissance
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Sarah Bernhardt Theatre de la Renaissance

The large broadside poster advertising the Sarah Bernhardt… Theatre de la Renaissance, May 19, 1898, dark blue lithography on blue-dyed paper, signed Mucha in the plate.

Sight size measures 45.75 x 16.5 in

Provenance: The Estate of Robert Allan Haas: Hallmark Cards senior master artist Robert Allan Haas (American, 1950-2018) was an eminent scholar and authority on the subject of Alphonse Mucha (Czech, 1860-1939). Haas discovered Alphonse Mucha while a student at the Ringling College of Art and Design. Throughout his life as he pursued examples of period art by Mucha, he also maintained a friendly correspondence with Mucha’s family. His extensive archive of papers indicates that the Mucha family often sought his opinion on matters of authentication. He was extremely knowledgeable and very highly regarded in art circles.

SKU: M-MUCHA-122001 Artist: Tag:
Nicole Wolff
Gallery Director

Mucha was famous for his commercial posters, which had a wide audience, but he also worked in a variety of other media, including furniture, jewelry, and theatrical sets. He mostly worked in Vienna and Paris but was also in Chicago, where he taught at the Art Institute, from 1904 to 1910. There, he introduced his interpretation of the "new art" to a United States audience. The densely patterned posters epitomize the Art Nouveau interest in natural forms, decoration, and a rejection of the anonymity of mechanical production.