44. Le Valet d’Epee

The Knave or Page of Swords from Tarocchino Arlecchino

About the Card

English Name(s)

The Knave or Page of Swords


  • Grand Etteilla: Card Number 53
  • Petit Etteilla: Jack of Spades

Image Description

The Knave of Swords stands holding a blue sword in his right hand and a shield on his left arm, marked with the name Herla. He smiles and looks toward the left side of the card. He wears an outfit patterned with red, blue, and green diamonds and a belt shaped like a golden serpent. He also wears a tall purple hat with two feathers in its brim. His slippers have a curling spade design and he bends his left knee.



Spy, curious, observer, searching, connoisseur, guard, monitor, steward, examination, note, remark, observations, annotations.


Lack of foresight, unexpectedly, astonishing, surprising, undreamt of, unheard of, fortuitously, suddenly.