This beauty in red-orange holding tiger lilies is the art work of French painter Elisabeth Sonrel (1874 Tours – 1953 Sceaux). It is entitled Florentine Princess. I've included direct scans and photos taken at natural daylight to attempt to capture the details and colors for you. Since computer monitors and color calibration often vary, the card in hand may not be exactly the tones you see here, but it will be somewhere in between and definitely beautiful. I have another one of Sonrel's colorful beauties also available as seen in the last photo. It is listed separately. Verso, the fine print tells us this was a Salon de Paris exhibit, but not what year. Sonrel did make trips to Florence and Rome, but again, my online research doesn't provide the dates. However, the other one, also an Italian portrait, is dated 1912. So logically this princess is from the same turn-of-the-century time frame.
Typical antique postcard size: 3. 5 by 5.5 inches. Hints of wear on the edges but overall, especially considering its age, this card in in overall excellent antique condition. Also, note that it was printed by Lapina of Paris. In my opinion, one of the best quality art reproduction postcard printers from the turn of the century (the other being Stengel in Germany.) Lapina cards were known for the gold on the postcard outside edges. My photo doesn't capture that well but indeed, this card does have the gold accented edges.
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