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Muchy, Alfonse M.
Ceske Srdce: Katalog Vystavy Obrazu Alfonse M. Muchy Z Cyklu Slovanska Epopeje (Czech Heart: Catalog of Images from the Exhibit Alfonse Mucha The Slavic Epic)
Union / Klementinum, Prague, 1919. Oblong Sextodecimo. Unpaginated, 16pp. Original illustrated red wraps with black lettering on cover. Illustrated title page. Preface by Alfonse Mucha. "The Slavic Epic" is a series of twenty large-format paintings depicting the history of Slavic nations by Alfons Mucha. The series was created by Mucha from 1912-1926 and the first paintings of the series were exhibited in the Klementinum in Prague in 1919. After exhibitions of eleven paintings in Chicago and New York in 1920, the complete series of twenty paintings was exhibited in Prague at the Trade Fair Palace in 1928 and subsequently donated to the city of Prague. Mucha had been entertaining the idea since the Paris World Fair in 1900. Living in Chicago with his wife Mary Chytil from 1906-1910 Mucha met the industrialist Charles R. Crane who commissioned the paintings. The b/w reproductions of paintings in this catalog are: 1. Slavnost Svantovitova (Svantovitov Celebration in Rügen) 2. Zrusení Nevolnictví Na Rusi (Canceling Serfdom in Russia) 3. Milic Z Kromeríze (Jan Milic of Kromeriz) 4. Kázáni Husovo V Kapli Betlemské (Sermon of Jan Hus in the Bethlehem Chapel; excerpt) 5. Kázáni Husovo V Kapli Betlemské (Sermon of Jan Hus in the Bethlehem Chapel; variant excerpt) 6. Schuzka Na Krízkách (Meeting at Crosses) All reproductions with extensive descriptive text on versos of pages, opposing page for the last reproduction Text in Slovak. Wraps with minor wear along edges, very lightly rubbed and sunned. Very light smudges incurred during printing and very light crease of block , except titl … [Click Below for Full Description]
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