Alphonse Mucha (Czech, 1860-1939) L'Empereur Lothaire et le pape Innocent 15 3/8 x 11 1/4in (39 x 28.6cm)
Lot 133
Alphonse Mucha
(Czech, 1860-1939)
L'Empereur Lothaire et le pape Innocent 15 3/8 x 11 1/4in (39 x 28.6cm)
Sold for US$ 11,875 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Alphonse Mucha (Czech, 1860-1939)
L'Empereur Lothaire et le pape Innocent
signed and dated 'Mucha 91' (lower right)
grey wash on paper
15 3/8 x 11 1/4in (39 x 28.6cm)

Footnotes

  • EXHIBITED:
    Paris, Galerie La Bodinière, 16 February-10 March 1897, cat. no. 8

    Facing page 78 of the book Scénes et Episodes de l'Histoire de l'Allemagne, the picture depicts a scene where German King Lothar III is marching with his army into Italy, accompanied by Pope Innocent II. Afterwards, Lothair was crowned Holy Roman Emperor by the pope in June 1133. This is one of Mucha's earliest illustrations produced for the book.

    We are grateful to John Mucha and Tomoko Sato, Curator of the Mucha Foundation, for confirming the authenticity of this lot from photographs and providing cataloguing information.
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