Liberia 1985 Peter Paul Rubens, paintings

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  • Label : "Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications of Liberia", Monrovia; 1985; commemorative stamps of the issue "Paintings by Peter Paul Rubens";

(issue of 6 stamps + 1 block à 1 stamp)

Note:
Meant is the painter of the Flemish Baroque Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1649).

Stamp datas:

  • Catalogue numbers : Michel: No. 1336-1341 (+ Block 110 with stamp No. 1342); Scott: No. 1023-1028 (+ 1029 = block)
  • Color : multicolored
  • Watermark : none
  • Nominal values : 6 - 15 - 25 - 31 - 41 - 62 C (Cents) + 1.25 $ (Dollar)
  • Postage validity : since 14 November 1985
  • Designed by : Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) (creator of the depicted artworks)
  • Printed by : "Format International Secutity Printing Ltd.", London (United Kingdom)
  • Print process : Offset printing on luminescent paper
  • Perforation : Comb perforation, K 13¾
  • Stamp size
- printed area of a single stamp without year line : 34.5 x 47.0 mm
- printed area of a block stamp without year line : 47.0 x 34.5 mm
- cutted format of the block : 102.0 x 77.0 mm
  • Variants :
- stamps also imperforate
- Deluxe souvenir sheets to four of the six single stamps
- stamps on crossgutter sheets


Commemorative stamps of the issue "Paintings by Peter Paul Rubens";
(issue of 6 stamps + 1 block à 1 stamp)

Stamps

mint

Michel No. 1336, mint
Michel No. 1337, mint
Michel No. 1338, mint
Michel No. 1339, mint
Michel No. 1340, mint
Michel No. 1341, mint

postmarked

Michel No. 1336, postmarked with CTO
Michel No. 1337, postmarked with CTO
Michel No. 1338, postmarked with CTO
Michel No. 1339, postmarked with CTO
Michel No. 1340, postmarked with CTO
Michel No. 1341, postmarked with CTO, unfortunately this stamp is damaged

Block

No. Block 110, mint
Michel No. Block 110, postmarked with CTO


To the single stamp motives:
All stamps show details of nude paintings by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) in the style of the Flemish Baroque.
- 6 C (Cents) : detail of the painting "Venus in Front of the Mirror"; painting created in 1614 or 1615 and is contemporary located at "The Princely Collections" of the Prince of Liechtenstein, Vienna and Vaduz (Austria or Liechtenstein); quotation from the exhibition catalogue: "...Rubens modelled his work on compositions by Titian and Veronese that combine Venus and a mirror...."
- 15 C (Cents) : detail of the painting "Adam and Eve in Paradise"; painting created between 1597 and 1600 and is contemporary located at the "Rubenshuis", Antwerp (Belgium) (...it exists several paintings by Rubens with this name...)
- 25 C (Cents) : detail of the painting "Andromeda"; painting created in 1638 and is contemporary located at the "Gemäldegalerie", Berlin (Germany)
- 31 C (Cents) : detail of the painting "The three Graces"; painting created between 1636 and 1639 and is contemporary located at the "Museo del Prado", Madrid (Spain)
- 41 C (Cents) : detail of the painting "Venus and Adonis"; painting created in the 1st half of the 17th century and is contemporary located at the "Metropolitan Museum of Art", New York (USA)
- 62 C (Cents) : detail of the painting "The daughters of Leucippus"; (Castor and Pollux, both sons of Leda and Zeus, rob the daughters Hileira and Phoibe of the King Leucippus of Argos.); painting created ca. 1618 and is contemporary located at the "Alte Pinakothek", Munich (Germany)
- 1.25 $ (Dollars) : detail of the painting "The Judgement of Paris"; painting created between 1632 and 1635 and is contemporary located at the "National Gallery", London (United Kingdom)