'Plume et Primevere', two decorative panel by Alphonse Mucha. Printed in 1899 by F. Champenois, Paris.
Description: This series of decorative panels sold for 12 francs. It represents two pensive young girls, a blonde and a brunette, the one holding a primrose, the other a goose quill and some foliage. Typically Art Nouveau ornamentation predominates in the background motifs and on the jewelry. As was the case with all the decorative panels, conceived from the start as decorative works, Champenois ended up selling the art to clients to use as calendars, posters or advertising materials.