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.
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