Old look miniature painting The Stuttgart Playing Cards leaf

325,00 $

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hand painted old look miniature 
The Stuttgart Playing Cards

This miniature is hand painted high quality reproduction of Stuttgart Playing Cards

The original The Stuttgart Playing Cards, ca. 1430. Made in Upper Rhineland, Germany. Paper (six layers in pasteboard) with gold ground and opaque paint over pen and ink; 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. (19.1 x 12.1 cm). Landesmuseum Württemberg, Stuttgart


The earliest preserved European playing cards belong to a luxury deck known as The Stuttgart Playing Cards, which date to about 1430. Exquisitely hand painted on a gold ground, each card is a work of art. The high quality of the painting and remarkably good state of preservation indicate that the pack was likely commissioned as a collector’s item rather than for play. The original commissioner is unknown, but these exceptionally fine and unusually large cards soon found their way into the collections of the dukes of Bavaria. They are first mentioned in an inventory of the archducal Kunstkammer, or cabinet of curiosities, compiled in 1598.

This item is an original watercolor with acrylic painting on the watercolor paper 

  • Materials: watercolor paper 
  • Medium: Acrylic golden paint, watercolor paint
  • Genres:  Medieval miniature painting
  • Style: Medieval Illumination
  • Size: The A3 size measures 42.0 x 29.7cm, (16.3 x 11.7 inches). There is no glass, no frame. 
  • Originality: Museum grade hand painted reproduction.

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