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"Madonna and Child" by Bachiacca

"Madonna and Child" by Bachiacca

Forever 55¢

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Issue Date: 10/3/2018

This Christmas stamp features a detail of Bachiacca’s oil-and-gold-on-panel painting Madonna and Child, which dates from the early 1520s, showing the Christ child clutching a bouquet of jasmine, a symbol of divine love, alongside the Virgin Mary’s profile, left shoulder, and right hand.

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  • Five centuries ago, Francesco d’Ubertino Verdi (1494–1557), the Italian Renaissance painter known as Bachiacca, proved himself to be a versatile and popular Florentine artist. Today, his work still vividly evokes the timeless traditions of Christmas.

    This Christmas stamp features a detail of Bachiacca’s oil-and-gold-on-panel painting Madonna and Child, which dates from the early 1520s, showing the Christ child clutching a bouquet of jasmine, a symbol of divine love, alongside the Virgin Mary’s profile, left shoulder, and right hand.

    This painting is part of the Jack and Belle Linsky Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. William J. Gicker served as art director for this issuance, and Greg Breeding was the designer.

    This stamp is being issued as a Forever® stamp. This Forever stamp will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price.

    Made in the USA.

    SKUs featured on this page: 682204

  • Issue:“Madonna and Child” by Bachiacca Stamp
    Item Number:682200
    Denomination & Type of Issue:First-Class Mail Forever
    Format:Double-Sided Booklet of 20 (1 design)
    Series:N/A
    Issue Date & City:October 3, 2018, Santa Fe, NM 87501
    Art Director:William J. Gicker, Washington, DC
    Designer:Greg Breeding, Charlotesville, VA
    Typographer:Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA
    Existing Art:Bachiacca
    Modeler:Sandra Lane/Michelle Finn
    Manufacturing Process:Offset, Microprint
    Printer:Banknote Corporation of America
    Press Type:Alprinta 74
    Stamps per Booklet:20
    Print Quantity:300,000,000 stamps
    Paper Type:Phosphor Tagged Paper, Block Tag
    Adhesive Type:Pressure-sensitive
    Processed at:Banknote Corporation of America
    Colors:Pantone 8003, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black
    Stamp Orientation:Vertical
    Image Area (w x h):0.77 x 1.05 in./19.558 x 26.67 mm
    Stamp Size (w x h):0.91 x 1.19 in./23.114 x 30.226 mm
    Full Booklet Size (w x h):5.743 x 2.375 in./145.872 x 60.325 mm
    Press Sheet Size (w x h):11.486 x 9.5 in./ 291.74 x 241.3 mm
    Plate Size:800 stamps per revolution
    Plate Numbers:“B” followed by five (5) single digits
    Marginal Markings:
    Front:Header: “Madonna and Child by Bachiacca” Twenty First-Class Forever Stamps • USPS logo • Barcode • Plate number in peel strip area
    Back:©2018 USPS in peel strip area • Promotional text in peel strip area

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