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Poster for ’Gismonda’  1894

by Alphonse Maria Mucha

Gismonda, Victorien Sardou's four-act play, was premiered in the autumn of 1894 at the Théâtre de la Renaissance in Paris. Sarah Bernhardt was both director and actor. This poster by Mucha was produced to promote the new production which opened on 4 January, 1895. [br] Mucha portrayed Bernardt as an exotic Byzantine noblewoman wearing a splendid gown and an orchid headdre...
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