Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Queen of Spades

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John Byam Liston Shaw
(English, 1872-1919)
The Queen of Spades, 1898
Oil on canvas
In the game of Hearts, the Queen of spades is usually considered an unlucky card. The player who ends up with the Queen of spades after a match scores 13 points (points are to be avoided in this game). . . . In the game of Old Maid, while any card can technically be used for this purpose, the Queen of spades is traditionally used as a card that has no match, thereby making it the "old maid" card.
 from wikipedia

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