Sunday, 25 December 2016

Christmas on Sunday Stamps II

Happy Christmas, everyone.

Today's stamps have a Madonna theme and I don't mean Madge.

Malawi, in 1972, had the Madonna and Child Enthroned from a painting of the Florentine school.

I have been unable, so far, to establish who painted it.

Vincenzo Foppa's wood panel from the Bottigella altarpiece now resides in the Musei Civice in Pavia. Malawi showed this on a Christmas stamp in 1977.

The first Madonna painting by Raphael to enter a North American collection sits in the Walters Museum in Baltimore and appeared on the USA's 2011 Christmas stamp.

Ireland's Christmas stamp of 1999 depicts children in a nativity scene and provides a less formal view in a clear cut design.

You may see another Irish stamp and what others have chosen by following the links at Sunday-Stamps-II-Christmas


FinnBadger said...

Great selection of stamps today - Merry Christmas.

VioletSky said...

The Irish stamps shows a baby that looks closer to being a new-born than most of the Madonna and Child images one sees.
Hope you having a Happy Christmas!

viridian said...

Thanks for your contribution. I'll try to add another USA stamp.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Merry Christmas

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob - thanks for sharing these with us ... very different depictions ... love the Florentine School painting of the Madonna ... great selection. Have a wonderful last week of 2016 and here's to 2017 ... cheers Hilary

Joy said...

Nice to see the heart of the story in stamps. Happy Christmas.