Yes, you can be right. But, as I said before, I don't search much between cards of the same deck. The whole copy and contributing thing makes, for me, unlikely that the Tarot de Marseille have much consistence intra-deck.
So even if the Cary Sheet author had Aquarius-Cancer-Gemini on his mind, the Tarot de Marseille has a girl pouring water. It seems that the Aquarius theme, was intentionally or not, abandoned. Aquarius is a boy. Also. Why Gemini on Sun? It should be Lion. And why Aquarius on the Star, of all constellations?
I don't think that pictures from the Bibliotheque Nationale can be copyright free, regarding the Chosson, I think the pictures from this specific copy of the deck are not copyright free at all neither.
Hi Bertrand. I was just repeating what Dennis Clay, the page author said on the site. But It is hard for me to understand on what criteria a card from XVIII century should be copyrighted. If seems completely arbitrary and wrong for anyone to claim it. The modern recreations, like the Fourier's, is a different ball game. There are contemporary artists involved. But for how long the Bibliotheque Nationale should have the copyrights of something that was created centuries ago and was once on public circulation before being put on the Bibliotheque?
We have the Two Coins from the Sforza Castle cards, which seems very like a Tarot de Marseille card but we can not be certain, dated to 1499.
Robert, I am having big trouble researching the Sforza Castle cards on Internet. No one seems to show the two of coins. People also speak of several cards belonging of different decks. And, on top of all, there are those that date it around 1700, coming from the south of France, where the Tarot de Marseille was long established. Since the decks we have travel from Paris to south, it looks reasonable enough. The two of Coins could have a this date for other reasons or it could belong to other deck. It is hard for me to say anything without looking at all cards found, not only those two or three.
Are there any thread discussing the Sforza Castle cards here? Are they anywhere on the Internet? How sure are of the 1499 date for the two Major Arcana?
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