One achievement of the Revolution was the liberation of card makers from reproducing the official standard pattern. “Jeu des Quatre Saisons de l’An II” is a French Revolution pack originally printed from woodblocks and coloured with stencils and published by J. B. Debeine (Reims) 1793. The traditional hierarchical royalty have been replaced with new humanist figures including rural activities and philosophers.
Five original cards can be viewed on the Bibliothèque Nationale de France website►
A facsimile edition titled “Jeu des Quatre Saisons de l’An II” was published by Éditions Dusserre in 1988 (see below).