Sale Renaud, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, October 21st 1980, lot 129
Edmond Rostand's play, La princesse lointaine, was performed at the Théâtre de la Renaissance in Paris from April 1895. Sarah Bernhardt played the part of Mélissinde. Mucha designed a poster showing the famous actress as Mélissinde.
The drawing is in very good overall condition.
One tiny spot barely visible on the upper right part (visible on the photo).
The drawing is laid on a thin cardboard. The dimensions of the cardboard are 40 by 24,8 cm.
An inscription in black pencil is visible on the top : “Chevalier aux armes vertes” and a number “17” in blue pencil.
On the edges of the cardboard, the passe-partout left a mark and the colour on the edges is slightly different than on the rest of the drawing. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."