Patience No.21

Karl Gerich: No.21 ‘Patience’, 1991

‘Patience No.21’ is a 52-card miniature deck with double-ended courts and a Joker holding a fan of cards. The figures in this pack are much simpler than many of Gerich's courts - partly reflecting the limited space available. All cards have a narrow border. The designs are inspired by ‘Salon No.66’ by V.S.S., originally a Büttner design. The spade suit signs are coloured blue, hearts are orange, clubs green and diamonds yellow.

Karl Gerch's ‘Patience No.21’ playing cards,1991

Above: cards from Karl Gerch's ‘Patience No.21’ playing cards, printed from copperplate etching on goatskin parchment paper, pasted to another sheet, pressed, hand coloured and varnished, published c.1991. Images courtesy Daphne & Mike Tregear.


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

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