Mucha with his friends in the studio, Rue de la Grande Chaumière, Paris (c.1893-1894)
Mucha's snapshot captures a group of his friends in fancy dress gathering in his studio. Mucha, in his trademark attire, sits casually in the front. He turns his head, possibly to respond to Czech painter Luděk Marold, dressed in a dashing Renaissance costume, who looks towards Mucha as though trying to catch his attention. Behind Mucha on the left is Paul Gauguin, who sits tall in a Moravian folk hat, probably from Mucha's collection of hats. On the far right is Gauguin's teenage mistress and model, Annah la Javanaise, posing with an enormous Breton headdress.