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Jordaens Satyr and Peasant Brussels 1905

1905?   Black-and-white photographic postcard of J(acob) Jordaens’ “The Satyr and the Peasant.”  Brussels Museum.  “123 LL.”  $6 from Bertrand Cocq, Calonne-Ricouart, France, Sept., ’20.

Compare this card with a similar card below, perhaps a few years earlier.  Strangely, the typeface elements at a 90 degree angle from the image seem to be typewritten!  Black-and-white representations of paintings seem to us in retrospect, I believe, to be so unfair to what a painting is!  We can be grateful that technology came up with colored representations!