Italy 1953 Luca Signorelli

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  • Edition : "Poste Italiane S.p.A."; commemorative stamps of the issue "Exhibition to Luca Signorelli in Cortona and Florence"; meant is the Italian painter of the Renaissance, 1450-1523; He is seen as master of the so-called "Florentine School"; This exhibition took place in 1953 in Cortona (Prov Arezzo, Tuscany) and Florence.; issue of 1 stamp
  • Catalogue number: Michel: No. 898; Yvert et Tellier: No. 662; Scott: No. 639
  • Issue Date : 13 August 1953
  • Color : brown/green
  • Watermark : Italy No. 3-III ( "Routa SA" = winged weel with wing left to upon)
  • Postage Validity : to 30 June 1954
  • Designed by : Vittorio Grassi (1878-1958)
  • Printed by : "IPS Officina Carte Valori", Rome ("IPS" = "Istituto Poligrafico di Stato")
  • Print Process : rotogravure (photogravure)
  • Perforation : block perforation, B 14¼ : 14
  • Stamp Size : (printed area of a single stamp without signature line): 21.0 x 37.0 mm or
  • Print Run : 7,800,000 in sheets à 50 stamps


Commemorative stamp of the issue "Exhibition to Luca Signorelli in Cortona and Florence:

Michel No. 898, 25 L., mint
Michel No. 898, 25 L., postmarked in Rome, 15-05-1954


The stamp motive shows a selfportrait of Luca Signorelli as detail from a fresco in the "San Brizio Chapel" at Orvieto (Tuscany). The other figure on the depicted detail is Fra Angelico. Luca Signorelli was a pupil of Piero della Francesca and worked later with at the decoration of the Sixtine Chapel in Rome. L.Signorelli is seen as a master of the Italian Renaissance and there as representant of the so-called "Florentine School".