Laurel by Czech Painter Alphonse Mucha (1860 – 1939); as well as an accomplished Illustrator and Graphic Artist who was a major force of the Art Nouveau Period; known for his stylized, ornate and decorative theatrical posters.
This is a wonderful illustration of an attractive young lady presented in the art nouveau style in a side portrait view within a circular view port.
She is positioned in front of a circular tiled background at the inner core that is overlaid with wide tiled ring with with oval tiled shapes and then to a two layer tiled ring and finally a solid ring.
She has brown curly hair with yellow streaks running throughout with long strands of hair hanging on both side of her neck from the back of her head that are red and light pink.
Her hair is tied mid way on the top by a red ribbon and on the left side of her hair just above her ear is a flower with leaves; and below this is a head piece composed of disc that wraps around the back of her head.
She is wearing a white dress with a large wide collar that wraps around the entire upper portion of the dress that is decorated in colorful triangular and cone like designs.
Around this inner frame is a square frame filled with green plants that are directed to the four corners of the frame; and on the top and bottom of this frame are two rectangular boxes filled with plants and fruit, with the top box being smaller than the bottom box.
This all tied together with a separator the fits along the perimeter of the three different frames.
This is a remastered digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available as a canvas print online.
Info Below From Wikipedia.org
Alfons Maria Mucha July 24, 1860 – July 14, 1939), was known internationally as Alphonse Mucha. He was a prominent Czech painter, illustrator and graphic artist, living in Paris during the Art Nouveau period, and is best known for his distinctly stylized and decorative theatrical posters, particularly those of Sarah Bernhardt.
He produced illustrations, advertisements, decorative panels, and designs, which became among the best-known images of the period.
In the second part of his career, at the age of 43, he returned to his homeland of Bohemia-Moravia region in Austria and devoted himself to painting a series of twenty monumental canvases known as The Slav Epic, depicting the history of all the Slavic peoples of the world, which he painted between 1912 and 1926.
In 1928, on the 10th anniversary of the independence of Czechoslovakia, he presented the series to the Czech nation. He considered it his most important work. It is now on display in Prague.