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Romance Español

“Romance Español” designed by Carlos Sáenz de Tejada (1897-1957) and published by Heraclio Fournier in various editions since 1951. Carlos Sáenz de Tejada was for many years the artistic director at Heraclio Fournier. The designs feature romantic, fantasy medieval court figures evoking conquest, hunting, music and poetry.

“Romance Español” designed by Carlos Sáenz de Tejada and published by Heraclio Fournier, 1959 “Romance Español” designed by Carlos Sáenz de Tejada and published by Heraclio Fournier, 1959 “Romance Español” designed by Carlos Sáenz de Tejada and published by Heraclio Fournier, 1959

Above: “Romance Español” designed by Carlos Sáenz de Tejada and published by Heraclio Fournier in various editions since 1951. This is the 1959 edition with the green 5 Ptas tax stamp from that period on the four of clubs. 52 cards + 2 jokers + contract bridge score card + leaflet in box.

Right: four cards from the last edition (1969) with suit symbols removed from the court cards and a new back design by Tapicerías Gancedo.

CREDITS & REFERENCES

Ferro Torrelles, Víctor: Romance Español, La Sota Nº 11, 1994

García Martín, Enrique: La Baraja Francesa de figuras dobles de Heraclio Fournier, La Sota Nº 29, 2003

Scans of cards courtesy Rex Pitts.

“Romance Español” designed by Carlos Sáenz de Tejada and published by Heraclio Fournier, 1969
Last Updated August 13, 2017 at 04:01pm

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