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Patience Indien

Karl Gerich's “Patience Indien No.16”, published in 1991, is adapted from Grimaud's “Whist Indienne” (c.1900). The double-ended courts are dressed in Arab garb.

The romance of distant lands...

Karl Gerich's “Patience Indien No.16”, published in 1991, is adapted from Grimaud's “Whist Indienne” (c.1900). “Patience Indien” is a small format pack being only 29mm x 62mm. The double-ended courts are dressed in Arab garb. The suit symbols for the four Aces are placed in a white circle within an elaborately patterned border and placed on a floral background.

Right: the title card in this set shows Karl's phoenix motif, although other versions exist with a Moon/Star motif.

4 Aces and court cards from Karl Gerich's “Patience Indien No.16”, published in 1991

Above: 4 Aces and court cards from Karl Gerich's “Patience Indien No.16”, published in 1991. Printed from copperplate etching on Conqueror laid Daler Ford paper, pressed, hand-coloured and varnished. 52 cards + 3 Jokers: 29mm x 62mm.

Right: Jokers: double-ended jester with moon/star motif and Jolly Joker. There is also a third 'Great Mogul' Joker (not shown).

References:

♣ Tregear, Mike and Daphne, "Karl Gerich: Card Designer and Maker", privately published.

See also: Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

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By Barney Townshend

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Retired Airline Pilot, interested in: Transformation Playing Cards, Karl Gerich and Elaine Lewis. Secretary of the EPCS. Treasurer of the IPCS.


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