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It definitely depends on the deck. I have a cheap Conver deck where a few of the people on the cards look like they have black eyes.
Got to say, in that picture it looks as though the person is wearing glasses
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It definitely depends on the deck. I have a cheap Conver deck where a few of the people on the cards look like they have black eyes.
I think I have this one too - a cheap re-print but it put me off the artwork of the Conver for life.
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I think I have this one too - a cheap re-print but it put me off the artwork of the Conver for life.
Oh, please give Conver a chance! That is a terrible example of the Conver, unusually bad printing.

That said, why the bags? Well, life in the 16th - 17th century was pretty rough. Lots of drinking and fighting, fighting and drinking. Throw in some wenching and a little plague, and you'd have baggy eyes, too.
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I think I have this one too - a cheap re-print but it put me off the artwork of the Conver for life.
Yeah, a cheap reprint. I do like it however, even though there are prettier ones available that are cleaned up a lot. The hermit and his head smudge are sad though.
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Yeah, a cheap reprint. I do like it however, even though there are prettier ones available that are cleaned up a lot. The hermit and his head smudge are sad though.
They are not cleaned up a lot. They were made earlier as the woodblocks were less damaged.
Héron-BN circa 1805
LoS quadrichromy and later Camoin : end of the 19th century
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Yeah, a cheap reprint. I do like it however, even though there are prettier ones available that are cleaned up a lot. The hermit and his head smudge are sad though.

I see that as hair on his forehead--like he's tonsured.
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