In 1907 the Busca-Serbelloni family sent from Milano to British Museum the black and white photographs of the complete Sola-Busca Tarot deck, perhaps at the request of the same Museum.
Shortly thereafter, these photographs were placed on exhibit at the British Museum in London, displayed next to the 23 original engravings acquired by the Museum in 1845.
Probably on that occasion Arthur Edward Waite saw the Sola Busca Tarot and took inspiration to create some cards for his deck of Tarot cards which was planning for some time.
It is likely that Waite invited Pamela Colman Smith to see the Sola-Busca cards at the British Museum, because he wouldn’t have been able to draw them. As is know, Pamela (who was part of the Independent Rite established by Waite after the disintegration of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn) was the artist chosen by himself to make his own deck, then titled Rider-Waite Tarot, published by Rider (London, 1909), or Waite-Smith Tarot, to use the current definition.
This page shows the similarities between some cards of Sola-Busca Tarot and Waite-Smith Tarot.
Stuart Kaplan in his “Encyclopedia of Tarot” vol.III (1990), suggests other cards of the Rider-Waite-Smith derived from the Sola-Busca Tarot. As we can see, Pamela Colman Smith in many cases had run extensive arrangements to adapt ancient images to predetermined meanings by Arthur Edward Waite.