Moët & Chandon: Crémant Imperial

Alphonse Mucha
Moët & Chandon: Crémant Imperial
lithograph
1899

An original Alphonse Mucha lithograph print.

1899

Original lithograph printed in colors on wove paper

Signed on the stone lower left Mucha.

A superb, richly printed impression of the very rare second and final variation of the original design.  Commissioned by Moët & Chandon; published and printed by F. Champenois, Paris, bearing his credit line on the stone lower right.

Catalog: Rennert/Weill 65.A.var.2; Bridges A40.

22 7/8 x 7 ¾ inches

Sheet Size: 25 1/8 x 10 1/8 inches

For the firm of Moët & Chandon, a wine distributor famous for fine grades of champagne, Mucha executed a number of designs which were used on menus, postcards and other publicity connected with this company.  Two of his assignments were for posters; one of them, the lithograph described here, was used to advertise their Crémant Imperial.  Here is a grand design for a grand wine – the serene repose of the classically beautiful face, the gentle flowing garment, the delicate hues, the rich ornamental pattern, and the precise handling of spaces and shapes – its all Mucha at his best.

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