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What is an approximate font for the painting used in "The Treachery of Images"?


Question

What is a close approximation to the font used in René Magritte painting "The Treachery of Images"?

The Treachery of Images painting

I tried the standard tools like WhatTheFont!, but they did a poor job with OCR on every letter except the n.

2017/06/01
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6/1/2017 9:28:00 AM

Accepted Answer

The picture you provided is very old, thus it is difficult to know if any modern font can perfectly match the text in the image.

You can use something somewhat similar, i.e.

Pensle Bold Italic -

enter image description here

2014/10/09
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10/9/2014 4:55:00 AM

I looked for the same font, and finally found this one, that looks a lot like the one in the image. What caught my eye was the handling of 'p' and 's'. The capital 'c' is different. http://www.1001freefonts.com/parisienne.font image demonstrating parisienne font

2017/06/04