The artist is the Venetian
Fortune -telling on maps had in Russia in the 19th century wide popularity. In the general opinion, the cards possessed magical power and could tell about the past of a person or predict his future. Fortune -telling was a kind of game, which with a passion was indulged in both a great society and in a peasant environment. In the picture, a young girl guesses her friend. Cards predict "Late road, a date with the Bubnian king and heart chores". At the same time, the girl is threatened with some troubles from "Cross lady", Perhaps the separation. Diamond ace in his hands promises a letter or news.