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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Playing-card: six of columbines. c.1500 Engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1499-1503 (c.)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 69 millimetres (outer borderline)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        At the lower margin the number "VI", at the upper margin "6" are engraved.
  • Curator's comments

    Part of the Round Card Game (L 20-91), a series consisting of 72 sheets (70 playing-cards, with title and back banner page). The set is divided into five different groups (roses, columbines, carnations, parrots, hares) and each suite has ten numbers and four figures (king, queen, valet, knave). Out of these, 39 impressions are extant at the BM.


  • Bibliography

    • Lehrs 1908-34 VII.302.40 bibliographic details
    • Bartsch X.72.19 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (German XVc Mounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


Playing-card: six of columbines.  c.1500  Engraving

Playing-card: six of columbines. c.1500 Engraving

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