Maude Adams (1872-1953) as Joan of Arc. Artist: Alphonse Mucha (Czech, Ivančice 1860-1939 Prague); Date: 1909; Medium: Oil on canvas; Dimensions: 82

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Maude Adams (1872-1953) as Joan of Arc. Artist: Alphonse Mucha (Czech, Ivančice 1860-1939 Prague); Date: 1909; Stock Photo
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Maude Adams (1872-1953) as Joan of Arc. Artist: Alphonse Mucha (Czech, Ivančice 1860-1939 Prague); Date: 1909; Medium: Oil on canvas; Dimensions: 82
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Maude Adams (1872-1953) as Joan of Arc. Artist: Alphonse Mucha (Czech, Ivančice 1860-1939 Prague); Date: 1909; Medium: Oil on canvas; Dimensions: 82 1/4 x 30 in. (208.9 x 76.2 cm); Classification: Paintings; Credit Line: Gift of A. J. Kobler, 1920 / Painted in Chicago in 1909, this picture depicts the American actress Maude Adams in the role of Joan of Arc in Friedrich Schiller´s Die Jungfrau von Orleans (The Maid of Orleans), in which she performed at Harvard University Stadium on June 22, 1909. The portrait was made specifically for the one-night gala performance and was displayed as a poster for the event. Mucha also designed the costumes and sets and supervised the direction. Afterwards, at the actress´s request, the painting served as the lobby poster for the Empire Theater in New York, where Adams regularly performed. Mucha designed the ornate, gilded frame.; Inscription: Signed, dated, and inscribed: (lower left) Mucha / 1909; (bottom) MAUDE ADAMS as JOAN of ARC; Provenance: A. J. Kobler, New York (until 1920)