Sarah Bernhardt as La Princesse Lointaine: poster for 'La Plume' magazine  1897

by Alphonse Maria Mucha

Colour lithograph
Sarah Bernhardt played Mélissinde in Edmon Rostand's play La Princesse lointaine at the Théâtre de la Renaissance in Paris from April 1895. The poster was so popular that it was reproduced in La Plume magazine, the Edition d'Art and as a postcard for the department store La Belle Jardinière.
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  1. Bernhardt wears a tiara in her hair adorned with lilies that was designed by Mucha.