I have had many versions of this postcard over the years and I must say, this one is my favorite! This is a photo postcard of Italian sculpture Mastroianni's bas relief design of an angel carrying a cherub as she rings a bell to spread the good news of Easter (Paques in French). This version is matte, not the typical glossy finish; the painting is superb and there's lots of delicate metallic pigment highlights. Virtually no surface wear. Verso the sender opens her letter saying, "Hello dear monkey." Typical antique postcard size of 3.5 by 5.5 inches.
Note that the first photo, a direct scan, shows the colors of the card more accurately, with the creamy yellow background overtones. I took the photos at natural window light to show off the quality and the gold touches.
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