Animated Miniature Playing Cards
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Animated Miniature Playing Cards

c1890s. Forty (40) letterpress playing cards hand embellished with ink and gouache drawings, annotated in pencil on original backing verso, 22.7 x 25.4cm. Slight foxing and buckling, laid down on original backing.

Annotation reads “Painted by Phyliss [sic] Bisdee (née Morris), wife of G.S. Bisdee, Sandhill, Jericho [Tasmania].”

Philippa Bisdee (1878–1942), daughter of Dr Andrew B. Morris of England, was born in Darjeeling, India. The family moved to Tasmania where Dr Morris practised at Deloraine. Philippa was a trained nurse and worked in Launceston and Melbourne before her marriage to Graeme Sutherland Bisdee (1879–1942) in Launceston in 1908. Ref: Obituaries Australia; Daily Telegraph (Launceston), 4.6.1908.

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Item #CL198-34

Price (AUD): $2,950.00  other currencies

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