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Lot 487: La Tosca. 1898

PAI-LXX: Rare Posters

by Poster Auctions International Inc

30 October 2016

New York, NY, USA

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Alphonse Maria Mucha (1860-1939) Please Register/Login to access your Invaluable Alerts

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Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 14 5/8 x 41 1/8 in./372. x 40.5 cm Imp. F. Champenois "Today La Tosca is known to most people only from the opera which Giacomo Puccini composed and introduced in 1900; however, for the 13 years prior to that, it was a romantic tragedy, written especially for Sarah Bernhardt by Victorian Sardou. Mucha's poster shows Bernhardt in her costume for the first act of the play, dressed in a fashion dating from 1800 when the play takes place." (Rennert/Weill, p. 221). (opera)

Condition Report: B+/ Slight tears at edges. Framed.

Dimensions: 14 5/8 x 41 1/8 in./372. x 40.5 cm

Artist or Maker: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939)

Medium: Poster

Date: 1898

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