Tarot Tribute To Giovanni Boldini

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The Tarot Tribute To Giovanni Boldini is a beautifully produced deck of Trumps, created by the director of Museo dei Tarocchi, and artist of inMani Tarot, Morena Poltronieri . Boldini [1] is a beloved Italian artist who became wildly popular in Paris and was considered the most fashionable portrait painter in high society France during the late 19th century. The art in this deck highlights some of Boldini's most cherished works. Ms. Poltronieri has collaged additional symbology in with Boldini's work to add meaning and nuance to some of the cards. Each trump has a narrow cream colored border and a dark brown portrait frame surrounding the image. The titles are in Italian and are centered in the bottom of the frame, with the card numbers featured above.

This deck comes in two versions: A very limited special edition of only 30 copies come in a hand constructed cardboard box which opens like a book and is fastened with twine. This version has very large cards (6 x 9 inches - 15.24 x 22.86 cm) and is probably not meant for doing Tarot readings, but is instead a rare collector’s set. The top of the box has the title card featured on it and the Museo’s signature hot wax seal decorates two corners.

The other version of this set is a more standard card size; 4 x 6 inches - 10.16 x 15.24 cm. It comes nestled on top a bed of paper straw in a handsome, varnished wooden box (the inside is sanded but left unvarnished). The lid of the box has a brass clasp. The title card is adorned on the top of the box along with the Museo’s signature hot wax seal. This version is more reasonably priced and is limited to 200 sets.

This collector’s deck is a homage to the beloved artist Giovanni Boldini and would most likely appeal to fans of his work. Each set is signed by Morena Poltronieri and numbered.


  • Theme: Collages Inspired by the Paintings of Giovanni Boldini
  • Number of Cards: 22 Major Arcana + Title Card, Numbered & Signed by Morena Poltronieri
  • A Very Limited Edition of Only 30 Sets
  • Or a More Standard Sized Deck, Limited to 200 Sets
  • Cards have Roman numerals & are titled in Italian
  • Cards are on quality, textured cardstock, backs are blank
  • Card Size Jumbo: 6 x 9 inches, 15.24 x 22.86 cm
  • Or Card Size: 4 x 6 inches - 10.16 x 15.24 cm.
  • Text: No Instructional Leaflet Included
  • Packaging: Special Box, Fastened with Title Card, and Hot Wax Seal


Morena Poltronieri as inspired by artist, Giovanni Boldini [2]

Date of Publication

Fall 2009


Publisher's websites

  • Tarot Tribute To Giovanni Boldini is available at Museo dei Tarocchi on this page:[4]
  • Museo dei Tarocchi Website [5]
  • A mini website created by Arnell Ando to showcase the Tarot Museum in Italy:[6]
  • Also, most Tarot decks published by Museo dei Tarocchi - Hermatena are listed on Tarotpedia.


  • See a description of this deck with more cards here: [7]
  • To see the various decks published by Museo dei Tarocchi with details and card samples, go here: [8]