Friday, September 4, 2009

Postcard Friendship Friday

Marie at Vintage Postcards - cpaphil hosts Postcard Friendship Friday. I love this meme!

Alfons Mucha Art Postcard ~ From Flower Poster in Christie's Colour Library, London

This beautiful postcard is from a postcard book copyrighted 1993 by the Benedict Taschen Co. in Koln, Germany. It measures about 4-½” x 6-¼” and is in mint condition and unused.

The card is from a poster by Alfons Mucha (1869-1939), one of the first to achieve wide circulation and recognition using this art form. He became famous for his work on posters for the actress Sarah Bernhardt. The art-nouveau stylized woman of the type he created promoted biscuits, liqueur, cigarette papers, and bicycles.

This postcard book is now out of print.

The price of this postcard is $2.95.

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Marina Miranda said...

hello mary!
your blog is adorable and this postcard so beautiful!have a nice weekend and happy PFF!

papel1 said...

This is a beautiful postcard.

Sheila said...

That is absolutely beautiful. I hadn't heard of Alfons Mucha but I must look him up.

Have a great week-end!

Margo said...

What a beautiful card. I feel as if I've seen those pictures of Sarah Bernhardt. And the ladies and the flowers remind me of old China figurines.

Aimee said...

This is a beauty!!

steviewren said...

It's very pretty. My mother has some really large Mucha prints in her bathroom. She would like this card.

Lily said...

What a lovely postcard! Thanks for sharing!

Joyce said...

Hi, Mary,
Thank you for the postcard of the Statue of Liberty that you sent me. I have another postcard for you that I'll mail Tuesday. :)