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Why is it that the Bluebeard pictures seem better drawn than the RWS, which can seem kind of crude in some places?
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hello closrapexa


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Why is it that the Bluebeard pictures seem better drawn than the RWS, which can seem kind of crude in some places?
You make a good point, and ask a very interesting
question, but isn't it a little bit like asking:

What is the difference between bread and cake?


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Smile Mille Grazie!


Thank you so much again, Roppo! The Bluebeard images are really exceptional.
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No.5 and others uploaded!


I've just uploaded all the pictures in "The Green Sheaf" no.5. They are very interesting and fascinating, all of them.

http://www7.ocn.ne.jp/~elfindog/grshfive.htm

And very good news for PCS fans. The Library of the University of Pittsburgh kindly shows us twelve issues of "A Broad Sheet"(1902) on their website. They call it "Jack B. Yeats Collection" and perhaps we might have some complain about this. Anyway thanks a lot to Pittsburgh!

http://images.library.pitt.edu/cgi-b...ats&page=index

Their images are fine indeed. I put the A3 printouts into wooden frames for my personal use. The result is quite satisfactory as you see :

http://www7.ocn.ne.jp/~elfindog/bst01.jpg

And finally, THE MARVEL OF THE WEEK!!!

As I said, I've been making a research for Yone Noguchi and my labour got rewarded. An old book by Noguchi arrived today and I found a treasure in it. To be short, Noguchi described his days in London literary circle and discussed many famous poets and writers he knew personally. And when he wrote about Yeats he showed the following picture --

http://www7.ocn.ne.jp/~elfindog/wbybyp.jpg

My friends, have you ever seen this before? If you have, please tell me so. At least I've never seen this before!
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Thank you, roppo!


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My friends, have you ever seen this before?
It's brilliant! Yeats was a snappy dresser~ and his hair
was forever brushed just so with that careless charm.

And like Pamela, he died penniless in a faraway place...
living life the way he wanted. Fame can be so fickle.

*

A Broad Sheet No. 10 has a very interesting image...
we can easily see an early view of The 4 of Swords.

PS: Annancy Tales arrived yesterday~ illustrated!
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Roppo: Thank you for posting these. You did a great job and a great service.

Did you notice that Horton's picture in GS#2 looks almost exactly like the Hanged Man's head? And the text you quoted from William Blake could be taken as a text on the Hanged Man.

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Hi Tahuti,

The Blake text is not my quotation; it was originally there. Every one denies the talent (if any) of W.T.Horton, but my own feeling is that he is not so bad.

Further informations for the Yeats portrait by Pamela Colman Smith. It is on the p.179 of "Thirteen Years in England and America" by Yonejirou Noguchi (Shunyodo, Tokyo, 1905). It's a rare book of Noguchi's early days, half written in Japanese, half in English. Later (1924) Noguchi wrote that he had a portrait of Yeats hung on the wall of his study, A bad news is that his house was burnt down by the air raid of 1945. I'm not sure whether the portrait survived or not. If I can find and get the item, I'll hold a little exhibition of PCS in Japan (lol).
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A Broad Sheet No. 10 has a very interesting image...
we can easily see an early view of The 4 of Swords.

Here shown with image flipped to match the card~
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8 issues uploaded


Now all the pictures from "The Green Sheaf" no.1,2,5,7,8,9,10,and 11 can be seen on my website with some explanatory notes.

http://www7.ocn.ne.jp/~elfindog/grshhead.htm

I have yet to find other 5 issues.

My own feeling is that the coloring of standard RWS tarot is rather loud, vulgar or plain compared to those found in the magazine. Just look at the picture of angel of "The Garden" with rich blue.
http://www7.ocn.ne.jp/~elfindog/grsh10c.jpg
I wish someone with fine skill in watercolor should re-color RWS following PCS touch.

I'm going to make a further research. Wish me good luck.
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This is so beautiful!
Roppo, words can not express how glad and grateful I am that you let your Motorbike go AND that you so generously share those pieces of art!

Before I came to AT I was a fan of Pamela Colman Smith without access to more knowledge than that picture and the mini-bio in the LWB. Now, mainly thanks to Holly (is she ~Maria?) and to you... I am thrilled, touched, happy!
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