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E. Schutz Artist-Signed Fantasy Postcard of Fairy with Butterfly on Rose
This is one of two vintage Erich Schuetz' fairy postcards I have available. The second one is listed here: http://www.rubylane.com/item/274812-7751/Two-Butterfly-Fairies-Kissing-Holly-Branch
In this one, apparently a different species of fairy is depicted: She has the same colorful butterfly wings as the fairies depicted in the other postcard but notice that this one has antennae! She is enjoying the company of a huge yellow butterfly as she sits atop a huge rose, surrounded by smaller rose buds. This card is written on and it is interesting that the sender says "And at last, here is my English postcard of the butterfly collection, very fine." Well, very fine indeed; however, unless these are illustrations from an English book, I don't know what led the sender to think this card English. E. Schütz (Erich Schuetz) "was a very skillful Austrian illustrator who was active in Vienna during the 1920s and during the 1930s in Innsbruck, Tyrol." [Thanks to Boris Wilnitsky Fine Arts for this info.] Like the other card in this series, this one shows signs of having been glued into an album albeit it is not near as roughed up verso. Very slightest signs of age and wear, mostly at the corners (album impressions). But the heart of the image is well preserved with no loss of color and the light cream background is amazingly pristine. Verso marked M.M. Nr. 1363. Size: about 3.5 by 5.5 inches.
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