Menu Card

ca.1900 (made)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Menu card with text at the top and the bottom of the page. On the left is a full-length illustration of a woman standing, her head tilting down, and wearing a peach-coloured gown; she holds a tray with a bottle of champagne and two glasses on it..


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour lithograph
Brief Description
Illustrated menu card (one of four) advertising Moët & Chandon champagne. Colour lithograph designed by Alphonse Mucha, ca.1900.
Physical Description
Menu card with text at the top and the bottom of the page. On the left is a full-length illustration of a woman standing, her head tilting down, and wearing a peach-coloured gown; she holds a tray with a bottle of champagne and two glasses on it..
Dimensions
  • Height: 21.9cm
  • Width: 14.9cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'Menu' (Lettered in red, at the top of the page)
  • 'Champagne Moët & Chandon' (Lettered in blue, at bottom of page)
  • 'Moët et Chandon' (Lettered within illustration)
  • 'F. Champenois, Paris' 'Mucha' (Lettered and signed at bottom edge of illustration)
Object history
Three of the cards duplicate E.1104-1106-1963. Christmas cards incorporating three of the designs in a reduced form, E.848, 849, 853-1919, were exhibited in 'A Victorian Christmas' held at the Victoria and Albert Museum, December 20th to January 14th 1967-8.
Subjects depicted
Associated Objects
Bibliographic Reference
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1967 . London: HMSO, 1968.
Collection
Accession Number
E.506-1967

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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