This is one of six Hans Zatzka postcards I have available, all featuring pretty ladies with Cupids and all from the collection of Polish Count Benedict Tyszkiewicz (1852-1935). The Count, a famous photographer in his own right, 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 first-run, top quality chromolithographic postcards, put his return address stamp on them, and have them delivered to the artist to be autographed! (I have seen a couple of the Count's cards with the autograph of an Italian painter.) However, the more I've examined the funky marks and the date notations on the front of these cards, I think these are the Count's handwritten notes, not the artist's autograph. Nonetheless,"A Song of Love" stands on its own merit. Zatzka doing what he did best: fantasy scenes with Cupids that capture the heart in layers of rich colors! Zatzka was a prolific artist, originally from Austria, who painted under at least six other names. According to Wiki, the purpose of Zatzka's vast array of pseudonyms was to avoid penalties of breaking contracts which limited the amount of artwork he could sell!
Typical antique postcard size: about 3.5 by 5.5 inches. There is an ink blemish at the top right quadrant, but overall, in fine antique condition.
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