Northeast Bohemia Fair (1903). Alphonse Mucha (Czech, 1860-1939). Poster. Printer: Ustavy Unie, Praha.

Similar in design to other posters he made for this annual fair in Moravia, located in what today is the eastern part of the Czech Republic, we see a traditionally dressed peasant girl with flowers at her head and feet. Within the roundel behind her head, the heraldic crest of the country—a lion—can almost be seen. This is one of the more tellingly Slavic designs by Mucha, all the more important as it reflects his actual heritage mixed with his signature Art Nouveau flourishes.

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