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Re: The fourth Rosenwald block

To return to the Minchiate I mentioned at the top of the post, I have not yet found an online source of the 1725 original which Lo Scarabeo reproduced, but Museo Fournier de naipes has here: https://apps.euskadi.eus/v09aNucleoWar/ciucFVerListaDispatch.do what seems to be a deck printed from the sam...

Re: The fourth Rosenwald block

There again, recalling the many playing cards with calligraphic writing upon them I have seen, I think perhaps it was quite a common printing technique for cards - it is the hand-painting that is rare, not so much the printing technique - But the same site has a fair number of playing cards it desc...

Re: The fourth Rosenwald block

Having looked at so many cards, I am struck by what a rare bird a a hand colored deck is. (MFn calls it calcografía, chalk; I don't know what it is). "Calcografia" is intaglio printing, from the Greek khalkos = copper (so it's not a woodcut) I think , but don't know for sure (more of a guess really...

Re: Five - Nine - Seven

T he Queen of the Virtues presides : First, the ring of places around the Wheel is eight places, and there are only seven virtues. There needs to be an eighth, a presiding figure, as Apollo is added to the nine muses fill out a row of ten in the Tarocchi di Mantegna. This eighth figure added to the...

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