2016 Canada πŸ“­πŸŽ… CHRISTMAS Stamps πŸŽ…πŸ“¬ Mary & Infant Jesus; NATIVITY Single -MNH

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Stamp: One (1) SINGLE STAMP in title from Canada PostΒ 


2016 Christmas Stamp

Add seasonal spirit to your holiday mail with thisΒ SINGLE STAMP from a bookletΒ of 12 domestic stamps featuring Virgin and Child, an elegant Renaissance image of Mary and the infant Jesus.

The stamp, designed by Louise MΓ©thΓ©, depicts a rare work by an anonymous artist known only as Master of the Castello Nativity. The piece was created circa 1460 and painted in tempera, which is made from coloured pigment mixed with water and a binding agent, often raw egg. The many layers required in this technique contribute to the work's vivid, intense colours.

Virgin and ChildΒ is part of a generous donation to The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts from the collection of Michal and Renata Hornstein.

  • ISSUE DATE: November 1, 2016
  • STAMP DESIGNER: Louise MΓ©thΓ©
  • PAINTING: Courtesy of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
  • STAMP VALUE:PermanentTMΒ domestic rate
  • DIMENSIONS: 26 mm x 32 mm

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