This one is one of six Hans Zatzka postcards I'm listing, all from the collection of Polish Count Benedict Tyszkiewicz (1852-1935). The Count was of Polish-Lithuanian nobility and a famous photographer in his own right. He lived in Paris and was a member of the Paris Photo Club and the French Photographical Society. He was also a well-known art collector as well as a patron of the arts. He would often buy chromolithograph postcards, put his return address stamp on them, and have them delivered to the artist to be autographed! On the front of this card there is a handwritten notation "Paris 19/4 1908" followed by a funky zigzag signature. In comparing other cards I have from the Count's collection, I think these are his own personal notations. So I guess you could say this is an autographed artist's postcard, just not autographed by the artist:) Still, a count's autograph isn't too shabby!
This is a charming scene that warms the heart. Turquoise, blues, pinks and purples: the colors are still rich more than a hundred years later. Zatzka was born in Vienna in 1859. He painted under several pseudonyms including P. Rosnard and Joseph Bernard. On this card, his real name is used at the bottom right corner. Verso we have the German and French names for this painting: "Night in Shining Armor" and "The Liberator."
Typical antique postcard size: about 3.5 by 5.5 inches. Wear on the edges as to be expected for a card this old. Overall, in fine antique condition.
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