CMay
 (1899)

Theatre de la Renaissance

Artist:

Alphonse Mucha Czech (1860 - 1939)

&quotLa Samaritaine (Woman of Samaria) was a play with a biblical theme, written by Edmond Rostand for Miss. Bernhardt and introduced by her during the Easter season of 1897. She played Photina, a girl from the Samaria district of ancient … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Theatre de la Renaissance

Date:

CMay
 (1899)

Artist:

Alphonse Mucha Czech (1860 - 1939)

Engraver:

Imprimerie Chaix 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Original colour lithograph.

Image Size: 

135mm 
x 370mm
AUTHENTICITY
Theatre de la Renaissance - Antique Print from May

Genuine antique
dated:

1899

Description:

&quotLa Samaritaine (Woman of Samaria) was a play with a biblical theme, written by Edmond Rostand for Miss. Bernhardt and introduced by her during the Easter season of 1897. She played Photina, a girl from the Samaria district of ancient Palestine, who become a supporter of Jesus and leads her whole tribe in converting to Christianity. For his poster, Mucha chose a scene from the second act in which the girl carries around a large water jar&#8230Edmond Rostand was one of several playwrights who became admirers as well as lovers of Sarah Bernhardt during her career&#8230To catch the mood of the play, Mucha put a mosaic with Hebrew lettering (Jehova) into his customary halo around Sarah’s head. A seemingly random scattering of stars follows the convolutions of her hair, and stylized flowers adorn the corners&quot(Rennert/Weill p.118)

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