This antique postcard design features a blue-winged angel standing among a mass of pink and red roses in a carriage pulled by two white deer. The angel's arm sits atop a statue, the head of a Bavarian prince. The artist signature and date is at bottom right: Diez, 1910. That would be Julius Diez (18 September 1870, Nuremberg – 15 May 1957, Munich) a German artist, active in etching, drawing, painting and graphic design. This card was designed to celebrate the 90th birthday of Luitpold.* KÖNIGREICH BAYERN verso is German for Bavarian Kingdom. Printed by Oscar Consee of Munich, this antique postcard has a creased corner at bottom right. The border on the back bleeds through to the front some and there is are some numbers and letters lightly penciled in the white border. Despite these signs of age, this card is a superb lithograph with colors as bright and vivid as they were when printed more than 100 years ago.
*Wiki: Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria (German: Prinzregent Luitpold Karl Joseph Wilhelm Ludwig von Bayern) (12 March 1821 – 12 December 1912), was the de facto ruler of Bavaria from 1886 to 1912, due to the incapacity of his nephews, King Ludwig II and King Otto.
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