Queen of Hearts
American: c. 1920s
Conte crayon and colored pencil
15.25 x 9 inches, sight size
17.25 x 11 inches, frame
Original playing card design for the Queen of Hearts in the Art Nouveau style, featuring a reverse mirror image of a contemporary woman in a fashionable bob hairstyle, along with floral and vine design elements, drawn mostly in monochrome brown and highlighted with red hearts and letter Q’s. The drawing style is complemented by a custom frame is habnd-decorated with sgraffito gilt hearts in the corners.
Condition: Generally very good with even overall toning. Slight area of mat burn along outer rim of margins.