Gilbert and Sullivan

Gilbert and Sullivan playing cards designed by Don Jack, adapting the original artwork by H M Brock (1875-1960), as seen mostly on Players cigarette cards which were his main inspiration. The background detail of the cigarette cards has been removed to create the court card figures, which are at a larger scale. See the Box

Gilbert and Sullivan playing cards printed by Carta Mundi, 1994 Gilbert and Sullivan playing cards printed by Carta Mundi, 1994 Gilbert and Sullivan playing cards printed by Carta Mundi, 1994 Gilbert and Sullivan playing cards printed by Carta Mundi, 1994 Gilbert and Sullivan playing cards printed by Carta Mundi, 1994

Above: Gilbert and Sullivan playing cards published by R Somerville of Edinburgh and printed by Carta Mundi, 1994. 52 cards + 3 jokers in box. The original Players cigarette cards from 1925-1927, which the playing cards are inspired by, are shown beneath each card.

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Players cigarette cards from 1925-1927 illustrated by H M Brock

Above: Players cigarette cards from 1925-1927 illustrated by H M Brock, which were the inspiration for the Gilbert and Sullivan playing cards.

Last Updated December 28, 2020 at 01:15pm

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