Sara Bernhardt played Mélissinde in Edmon Rostand’s play La Princesse lointaine at the Théâtre de la Renaissance. Mucha created the poster for a special banquet in 1896. It was reproduced in La Plume magazine, the Edition d’Art, and as a postcard for the department store La Belle Jardinière.
"It is (often) the quiet gesture which carries the most significance - the one which suddenly directs the symphony." - Mary Anne Radmacher (via observando)

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