US 1967 Christmas: Madonna and Child 5c. Scott. 1336

US 1967 Christmas: Madonna and Child 5c. Scott. 1336

Series: Christmas 1967 Issue

Stamp details: Madonna and Child by Hans Memling

Issued date: 06-11-1967 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 5c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1336
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1316
Michel (Germany): 937
Yvert et Tellier (France): 839

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

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Giori Press

Stamp Colors: Multicolored
Perforation: Perf 11 x 11

Themes: Christmas, Paintings, Religion, Woman

Total print: 1,208,700,000 (estimate)

Description: Hans Memling (1430-1494) was a painter active in Flanders, who worked in the tradition of Early Netherlandish painting. He was born in the Middle Rhine region and probably spent his childhood in Mainz. He moved to the Netherlands and spent time in the Brussels workshop of Rogier van der Weyden. He was subsequently made a citizen of Bruges in 1465, where he became one of the leading artists, running a large workshop, which painted religious works that often incorporated donor portraits of his wealthy patrons. Memling's patrons included burghers (bankers, merchants, and politicians), clergymen, and aristocrats.