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La Catrina with Pansy Flowers

La Catrina with Pansy Flowers

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Swiss Skeli Adventure N° 285

La Catrina is feeling happy and spring is here with pansy flowers!

In the Victorian era La Catrina knows so well, the pansy was often used to represent forbidden love. It was given as a gift to a secret lover or romantic interest. They have popped up in her garden and she has picked some to give to Swiss Skeli.

The name of the pansy comes from the French word pensée (thought). This flower has been a symbol of remembrance. You may have noticed that after it has flowered and is wilting it tends to fall over resembling the form of a fairy person deep in thought. The Swiss artist Ernst Kreidolf illustrated many children's books about flower fairies and his pansies always looked like little people. Slide for pic of “Ernst Kreidolf, Lenzgesind: Bei den Stiefmütterchen, 1926, ink and watercolor on paper, Kunstmuseum Bern, Verein Ernst Kreidolf.

This postcard has a stamp & postmark on the front and is from around 1900. Published April 22, 2023.


All cards mounted on white 250 g/m² paper with trimmed edges. Vintage postcard, overpainted with acrylic paint, H x B cm, no frame. Signed and dated in pencil on back. This can be easily erased in the event you want to use the card.

The cards are packaged in cellophane with an informative text about the history of the image on each card and when it was first published.

Please note that since these are antique postcards, some might contain small tears, pinholes and/or scratches. Fleshy tries her best to lovingly craft each card, but sometimes a tear might be too close to the overall subject to cut it out. The actual colors might differ slightly from your monitor.

Every postcard is a small, unique work of art!

Delivery throughout Europe and overseas is with normal postal mail in cardboard envelopes so nothing should bend. Postage and packaging are calculated at checkout.

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