LES SAISONS

Alphonse Mucha
LES SAISONS
lithograph
1897

An original Alphonse Mucha lithograph print.

(The Seasons)

1897

Set of four original lithographs printed in colors on wove paper. 

Each panel signed on the stone at the lower right of the subject Mucha.

Each is a superb impression of the original published version of this set (there were three additional variants).  Published and printed by F. Champenois, Paris.

Catalog: Rennert/Weill 37; Bridges P3-6.

16 x 5 inches (each)

With the decorative panel set of the Four Seasons of 1896 a proven success, Mucha’s publisher Champenois commissioned this new set on the same theme in 1897.  The results are four more lovely nymphs in arresting poses.  Other than Hiver, who sits all wrapped up and huddling against the cold, they frolic about in diaphanous clothes, their buoyant hair roaming freely in the best Mucha tradition.  Hiver and Printemps are blondes, Été is auburn, and Automne is a brunette.

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