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Postcard - Le tentatione de St. Antoine

Le tentatione de St. Antoine

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1905 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    handcoloured lineblock

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr E. J. Dingwall

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 507, box IV

The Milford Haven Collection consists of 442 specimans of French, Italian and German erotic postcards of considerable interest including a number of rare movable cards, all dating from the early years of the twentieth century. The collection illustrates with great clarity the various styles particular to each region. The cards have been arranged in three albums, according to the subject matter with which they deal, highlighting the original collector's strong interest in scatological subjects.

Physical description

A moveable postcard depicting a W=white-bearded and kneeling St. Anthony with a green devil behind him and a pig at his feet. The devil makes Anthony face a woman in a long red enveloping robe. When the lever is pulled the lady throws back the black-lined robe to show her nude body and Anthony smiles delightedly.

Place of Origin

France (made)


ca. 1905 (made)



Materials and Techniques

handcoloured lineblock

Marks and inscriptions

'PostCards / THE MILFORD HAVEN COLLECTION OF POST CARDS / SECTION I - SECTION VI. SECTION IX. / SECTIONS 1 - 6.9 / Numbers 1-35/ " 72 - 120 / " 148 - 153 / " 163 - 184 / " 205 - 227 / " 250 - 313 / " 350 - 412'
Text and label on album cover

'TENTATION DE ST. ANTOINE / Carte articulee Brevetee S.G.D.G.'
printed on postcard recto


Height: 25.8 cm album, Width: 21 cm album, Depth: 7 cm album, Height: 9 cm card, Width: 14 cm card

Object history note

This collection of 'Cartes postales fantaisistes' was at one time part of the collection of a member of the Milford Haven family. The collection consists of 442 postcards mounted in three bound albums and accompanied by a typed catalogue dated 1960. It was acquired in 1960 by E.J. Dingwell.

Descriptive line

Postcard, Milford Haven Collection, A carte articulée or moveable card showing the Temptation of St. Anthony. Hand-coloured line-block, French, ca.1905



Subjects depicted

Robes; Demons; Pigs; Saints; Postcards


Ephemera; Postcards; Erotica


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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