Alphonse Mucha tapestries, together with a selection of Gustav Klimt designs, form the extremely popular Art Nouveau collection. Over 15 years ago one of our supplying European weavers bought up another tapestry weaver and promptly dropped the Four Seasons tapestries by Mucha. We expressed disappointment and were told that there was no demand for them. It’s a very different story now!
Several weavers in France and Belgium are now producing tapestries from his designs with their sensuous, flowing lines and soft, warm depth. Here we see Afternoon (left) and Evening (right) from Mucha’s Times of the Day series lithographed in 1899. The Belgian weaver has woven the full series admirably in 91% cotton, with the depth being recreated through their thick yet tight weave. They are favourites of ours, with two in our bathroom at home:
Born in Moravia (now in the Czech Republic) in 1860, Alphonse Mucha moved to Paris in 1887 where he had a highly successful career after producing a poster for a Sarah Bernhardt play. In 1896 he produced his Seasons series of lithographs: innocent Spring, sultry Summer, fruitful Autumn and frosty Winter. Then, in 1898, he created a series of four lithographs celebrating the arts: painting, poetry, music (left) and dance (right). The last two are now available as wall tapestries from a long-established French weaver:
Some Alphonse Mucha tapestries are available in several sizes and we aim to keep most in stock for immediate shipping. All are fully lined and have a rod pocket – we provide instructions for the easy hanging and care of your tapestry. To order, just click on the Add to Cart button next to the price to enter the securely encrypted shopping cart. We will confirm receipt of this and provide tracking information. Soon you will be enjoying a Mucha tapestry in your home!