US 1967 Thomas Eakins ; The Biglin Brothers Racing 5c. Scott. 1335

US 1967 Thomas Eakins ; The Biglin Brothers Racing 5c. Scott. 1335

Series: Thomas Eakins Issue

Stamp details: 'The Biglin Brothers Racing' (Sculing on Schuykill River) - Detail of painting by Thomas Eaking in National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., U.S.A.

Issued date: 02-11-1967 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 5c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1335
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1315
Michel (Germany): 936
Yvert et Tellier (France): 838

Dimensions (height x width):
25mm x 40mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Stamp Colors: Gold and multicolored
Perforation: Perf 12 x 12

Themes: Sports, Canoeing, Rowing, Art, Paintings, River, Aquatic Sports

Total print: 113,825,000 (estimate)

Description: Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins (1844-1916) was an American realist painter, photographer, sculptor, and fine arts educator. He is widely acknowledged to be one of the most important American artists. For the length of his professional career, from the early 1870s until his health began to fail some 40 years later, Eakins worked exactingly from life, choosing as his subject the people of his hometown of Philadelphia. He painted several hundred portraits, usually of friends, family members, or prominent people in the arts, sciences, medicine, and clergy. Taken en masse, the portraits offer an overview of the intellectual life of contemporary Philadelphia; individually, they are incisive depictions of thinking persons.