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Karl Gerich No.16: “Patience Indien”

Published July 26, 2012 Updated February 14, 2023

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.

1991 United Kingdom Gerich Karl Moguls Karl Gerich Arabic Miniature Patience Add to Collection

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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