Marseille Characters Block Print | A3
This print depicts artwork originating from the Tarot de Marseille deck, a mainstay tarot deck that garnered huge popularity in 17th and 18th century France that has cemented its status as one of the most commonly reproduced decks to this day. Though the exact origins and artist are still an ongoing debate, it is generally believed that the deck dates back to 15th century Milan.
The print was hand made in our London workshop using a combination of traditional block printing techniques and a modern laser engraver. This print therefore portrays a very accurate depiction of the original ancient artwork as well as keeping the texture and uniqueness of a block print that would have been present in it’s original reproduction as far back as 500 years ago.
The print is A3 and is printed on handmade cotton rag paper. The paper is very thick at 320gsm and has a natural deckled edge.