Mes Amies, I dare say you won't find any Muchas of this quality at this price anywhere else! Please note that this sale price is good until 10 p.m. May 31, Pacific Coast time. Layaways welcome with 50% down and 3 months to pay. Cash price (check or money order): $325
In June 1900, Jean Paul of Barcelona, Spain, sent this Alphonse Mucha postcard to Maria in Enveitg, France, a small village just across the Spanish border in the Pyrenees. This design of the woman with the flowing blonde hair is called "Meditation" or "Jeune Femme Pensive." While the prerequisite circle (a gradient blue/green) is behind the woman, this is not the typical full blown swirling, curling Art Nouveau style of Mucha. It is more subtle and calmer, befitting the action of meditation. There are three stalks of irises in the background but mostly its her blonde tendrils that are flowing outward in that fluid Mucha style. This card has album impressions at the corners and the bottom right corner shows hints of a crease and wear. All very minor and not enough to blemish this blonde beauty. I'm not positive about the message Jean Paul wrote. Something to the effect of: "Very flattered by your kind compliments. I would argue otherwise. Gladly sending postcards." Size: about 5.5 by 3.5 inches. Price includes shipping within the US.