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French Satirical Playing Cards

French Satirical Playing Cards

$ 35.00

Conosciuto come Gioco dei Giornali
Rare French Playing Cards, 1819
Known as 'Game of Newspapers'
Artwork Attributed to Baron Louis Atthalin
Engravings on Copper, Colored by Hand
This is a Limited, Numbered Edition of 1000
A Reprint of the Highest Quality
Full color, 52 playing card pack
Size: 2.4'' x 3.58 inches, 6.1 x 9.1 cm.
Publisher: Il Meneghello, 1997

These cards depict parody of topical news of the era (Paris, 1819). It was very trendy back then for playing cards to reflect the current fashion or to satire politics, such as with this deck. Technique: engravings on copper, colored by hand. This is a limited edition of 1000 copies.

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