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Queen of Tarts



The Queen of Hearts
She made some tarts,
All on a summer’s day;
The Knave of Hearts
He stole those tarts,
And took them clean away.
The King of Hearts
Called for the tarts,
And beat the knave full sore;
The Knave of Hearts
Brought back the tarts,
And vowed he’d steal no more.

We know of no nursery rhyme featuring a Queen of Tarts, but Barry Moser’s inventive reinvention is far more charismatic!

The Mother Goose portfolio was issued in an edition of 300, with 100 copies retained by the artists, 100 copies retained by Serigrafia, and 100 copies donated to The Children’s Health Fund for sale at an initial offering price of $5000. The portfolio was designed by Chiu Li Design.

Additional information

Dimensions 27 × 20.5 in
Signing, Dating, and Titling


Modern Print-Makers

First, Please Choose Your Framing Option:

No Frame, Black-Stained Ash (Medium), Clear Natural Ash (Medium), Clear Natural Maple (Medium), Waxed Cherry (Medium), Waxed Mahogany (Medium), Waxed Walnut (Medium)


Serigraph made with five screens.
White BFK Rives wove paper.
Serigrafia, Ltd. (the fine-art subsidiary of Ambassador Arts Inc.), New York.
Hand-signed in pencil by the artist, en recto lower right. Editioned, in pencil, en recto lower left. With the Sergrafia blindstamp en recto lower left.
Impression 98 out of the edition of 300.
Custom framed in a solid walnut frame behind 99% UV-Blocking art glass using strictly conservation-grade material.
Excellent condition. Beautiful, deep colors, excellent registration, without scuffs or handling marks.
Framed Size:
27.5 in. (h) x 21.5 in. (w) x 1 in. (d)
Sheet Size:
27 in. (h) x 21 in. (w)
Image Size:
20 in. (h) x 14.75 in. (w)

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