Â Detailed images of king and queen of hearts. Also samples of playing card costumes and original illustrations from Alice in Wonderland
KING OF HEARTS
Called â€œCharlesâ€ on the French deck, probably after Charles the Great (Charlemagne) â€” or perhaps after French king Charles VII. He holds a sword. He faces forward, a little to the right. On the English deck, he also holds a sword (above his head), and both his hands are visible. Unlike the other kings, he does not have a mustache. He faces forward, a little to the left.
QUEEN OF HEARTS
Called â€œJudithâ€ on the French deck, probably after the biblical character (or perhaps after Judith of Bavaria). She faces forward, a little to the left. On the English deck, she also faces forward, a little to the left (she is not reversed with respect to the French deck).
PLAYING CARD COSTUMES AND PHOTOS