Artist Signed, Raphael Kirchner, Legends, postcard

This is a spectacular art nouveau postcard titled "Legends. VI." signed by the artist Raphael Kirchner in the top right corner. The card portrays a beautiful woman elegantly dressed in a bluish/green sheath leaning over a colourful bed of pink and green flowers.

The postcard dates to the early 1900s, has an undivided back and is postally unused. It is in fine condition with a moderately thin back and some brownish staining on the front of the card which is reflected in the low offering price.

Kirchner was a renowned illustrator and portrait painter who was born in Austria in 1876 and died in the U.S. in 1917. His work was often found in picture postcard form and was favoured by both European and American soldiers in W.W.1 depicting the early "pinup girl".

The back of the postcard indicates that it was published by "H.M.& Co. Series 4340. "Legendes." Printed in Vienna."

Item ID: 000016

$125 USD

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