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Alphonse Mucha Pair of "Dawn and Dusk" Lithographs


This pair of French Art Nouveau lithographs, "Dawn and Dusk," by Alphonse Mucha, both represent reclining female figures, and are among the few horizontal formats produced by Mucha. These two female forms represent the terminal points of the sun's daily journey; dawn is represented by a young woman removing the coverlet from her nude torso as she looks towards the rising sun, while dusk is a somnolent woman settling down in her bed under the last rays of the day. Sold exclusively as matching set.

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Item #: ML-18442
Artist: Alphonse Mucha
Circa: 1899
Dimensions: 21.625" height, 37.125" width image only; 29.75" height, 46.5" width framed
Materials: Handmade paper, Japanese silk pongee matte, Giltwood and gesso frame
Signed: "Mucha"
Literature: Lithographs pictured in Alphonse Mucha, The Complete Posters and Panels, by Jack Rennert and Alain Weill, G. K. Hall, 1984, pp. 258-259, plate 70

The reclining pose and the compositional arrangement of the two women featured in these remarkable lithographs harkens back decades, if not centuries, recalling such masterpieces as Goya's "Clothed Maja" and "Nude Maja," from the 18th century.