Beautiful deck of cards with 55 illustrations by famous English illustratior Arthur Rackham (1867-1939). Cards show the beautiful artwork Rackham made in 1910-1911 about scenes from Der Ring das Nibelungen, cycle of 4 operas by Richard Wagner. A great and affordable gift for any Wagner opera lover!
This deck of playing cards summarizes the storyline of the "Ring," with each suit representing an opera: Diamonds, Das Rheingold - Spades, Die Walküre - Hearts, Siegfried - and Clubs, Die Götterdämmerung. Rackham was awarded a 1st Class Medal at the Barcelona International Exhibition in 1911 for his illustrations from A Midsummer Night's Dream, Undine and The Ring.