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  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1894 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mucha, Alphonse, born 1860 - died 1939 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 514, case PR, shelf 163, box L

Physical description

Colour poster on two sheets joined.

Place of Origin

France (made)


1894 (made)


Mucha, Alphonse, born 1860 - died 1939 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions



Height: 219.7 cm size of sheet, Width: 76.2 cm size of sheet

Historical context note

Victorien Sardou's 'Gismonda' was first produced at the Théâtre de la Renaissance, Paris, 31 October 1894. The actress Sarah Bernhardt took one of the leading roles.

Descriptive line

Poster (on 2 sheets joined) advertising a production of 'Gismonda' the Théâtre de la Renaissance, Paris, 1894. Colour lithograph designed by Alphonse Mucha.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1963 . London: HMSO, 1964.



Subjects depicted



Prints; Advertising; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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