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Le Florentin

‘Le Florentin’ luxury playing cards with miniature paintings by Paul-Émile Bécat, published by Éditions Philibert, Paris, 1956

Éditions Philibert published playing cards in Paris from 1954 to 1960. Paul-Émile Bécat produced the rich, Renaissance-style paintings that make this deck so extraordinary. It is probably the best known of the Philibert decks on account of the slightly risqué artwork. Their luxurious sensuality and tender intimacy have rarely been surpassed in any other playing cards and leave the viewer breathless and blushing.   See also: Mémoires de Casanova

Le Florentin luxury playing cards with miniature paintings by Paul-Émile Bécat, published by Éditions Philibert, Paris, 1956

Above: 'Le Florentin' luxury playing cards with miniature paintings by Paul-Émile Bécat, published by Éditions Philibert, Paris, 1956. Images courtesy Barney Townshend.

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