Virgin and Child Stamps

Virgin and Child Stamps

Forever 60¢

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Issue Date: 9/22/2022

Depicting the tender bond between a mother and her child, interpretations of the Virgin Mary with the Christ Child take innumerable forms in the Christian art of the Italian Renaissance. This stamp features Virgin and Child, an oil-on-panel painting from the first half of the 16th century.

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  • Depicting the tender bond between a mother and her child, interpretations of the Virgin Mary with the Christ Child take innumerable forms in the Christian art of the Italian Renaissance. This stamp features Virgin and Child, an oil-on-panel painting from the first half of the 16th century.

    Art historians who have long speculated about the identity of this artist have sometimes associated this painting and related paintings with the names of various 16th-century figures. However, since the late 1960s, this artist has been known as the Master of the Scandicci Lamentation based on similarities in style evident in a different painting made for a church in the town of Scandicci, near Florence.

    Italian Renaissance artists were often inspired to imitate the compositions of their contemporaries. Scholars believe that this artist adapted the poses of the Virgin Mary and the Christ Child from the central figures in the Madonna of the Baldacchino, an unfinished altarpiece made by the painter Raphael for a church in Florence between 1506 and 1508.

    This painting is in the Robert Dawson Evans Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamp.

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

    Made in the USA

    SKUs featured on this page: 684104

  • Issue:Virgin and Child Stamp
    Item Number:684100
    Denomination &First-Class Mail Forever
    Type of Issue:
    Format:Double-sided Booklet of 20 (1 design)
    Issue Date & City:September 22, 2022, Boston, MA 02205
    Art Director:Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA
    Designer:Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA
    Existing Art:The Master of the Scandicci Lamentation
    Modeler:Joseph Sheeran
    Manufacturing Process:Offset, Microprint
    Printer:Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)
    Press Type:Muller A76
    Stamps per Booklet:20
    Print Quantity:200,000,000 stamps
    Paper Type:Nonphosphored Type III, Block Tagged
    Adhesive Type:Pressure-sensitive
    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):5.76 x 2.38 in./146.304 x 60.452 mm
    Colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
    Plate Size:880 stamps per revolution
    Plate Number:“P” followed by four (4) single digits
    Marginal Markings:Header: Christmas, Virgin and Child, Twenty First-Class Forever Stamps • ©2022 USPS in peel strip area • Barcode • USPS Logo • Promotional text • Plate number in peel strip area • Photograph ©2022 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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