MUCHA, ALPHONSE. 1860-1939.   HAIS TYNECKY, JOSEF. 1885-1964.   Andelicek z Baroku.  Prague: J. Otto, 1929.

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Lot 48
MUCHA, ALPHONSE. 1860-1939.
HAIS TYNECKY, JOSEF. 1885-1964.
Andelicek z Baroku. Prague: J. Otto, 1929.

Sold for US$ 2,550 inc. premium
MUCHA, ALPHONSE. 1860-1939.
HAIS TYNECKY, JOSEF. 1885-1964. Andelicek z Baroku. Prague: J. Otto, 1929. 4to. Pictorial title, printed in brown and black, elaborate text frames designed of shellwork flowers with vignettes by Mucha. Original gilt decorated cloth, top edge gilt.
Provenance: Marie Mucha (1882-1959) his wife (presentation inscription); Purchased from Rizzoli Bookstore, New York, December 1973.

LIMITED EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY MUCHA TO HIS WIFE ("Marušce na památku na Vánoce 1929" "To Marie in memory of Christmas 1929"), one of 200 copies, signed by Mucha and Hais-Tynecky. Marie "Maruška" Chitilová met Mucha in Paris in 1903. They married in 1906 and Marie is considered to be Mucha's ideal partner and lifelong supporter of his art.
"Little Baroque Angel" includes 37 vignettes and tail-pieces by the acclaimed Art Nouveau artist, published during the height of his career. Mucha presentation copies are exceedingly rare on the market.
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MUCHA, ALPHONSE. 1860-1939.   HAIS TYNECKY, JOSEF. 1885-1964.   Andelicek z Baroku.  Prague: J. Otto, 1929.
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