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Ilsée, Princesse de Tripoli: Légende du Moyen-age

Alphonse Mucha1897

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Rio de Janeiro

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Ilsée, Princesse de Tripoli: Légende du Moyen-age
Book by Robert de Flers (1872–1927) with colour lithographs by Mucha, published by H. Piazza & Cie,
Paris, 1897

The great success of the play La Princesse lointaine led to the publication of a novelised version under the title, Ilsée, Princesse de Tripoli, in 1897. From the design of the Sarah Bernhardt poster shown here, Mucha created a stylised image of the actress’s head with a diadem of lilies and used it as an emblem on the title page of the book; this iconic image of the actress was later to inspire other designers’ works featuring the actress.

Details

  • Title: Ilsée, Princesse de Tripoli: Légende du Moyen-age
  • Creator: Alphonse Mucha
  • Date Created: 1897
  • Rights: Mucha Foundation

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