Paintings from Pescatore Museum – Stamps of Luxembourg 1984
Jean Pierre Pescatore Museum is located in Luxembourg.It is housed in Villa Vauban and called Luxembourg City Art Museum. Collection of old masters painting. The museum’s collections find their origins in 19th Century when three influential figures Jean Pierre Pescatore (1793-1855), Leo Lippmann (1803-1883) and Eugene Dutreux-Pescatore (1810-1902) bequeathed their private collections to their home city.
Jean Pierre Pescatore – Tobacco Merchant and Banker – Collection of 17th Century Dutch Paintings and contemporary French history paintings,sculptures & drawings.
Leo Lippmann -Banker & Consul general of Luxembourg in Amsterdam – Collection of 19th Century art,particularly history paintings.
Eugene Dutreux-Pescatore – Inherited her 18th century history paintings,still lifes and Portraits.
These collections of Golden age of Dutch Paintings (17th Century) included works by Cornelis Bega, Gerrit Dou & Jan Steen and 19th Century French history and landscape paintings by artists like Eugene Delacroix,Jean-Louis-Ernest-Meissonier and Jule Dupre.
Luxembourg issued a set of four stamps on Paintings from this museum on 07 May 1984.
4 fr – “Smoker” by David Teniers le Jeune (17th Century)
7 fr – “Young Turk Caressing His Horse” (1826) by Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863)
10 fr – “Festival of Kings” by Jan Steen
50 fr- “The Lacemaker” by Pieter van slingelandt (17th Century)
Thanjavur or Tanjore is a historic temple town in Tamil Nadu rich for its cultural Heritage. Thanjavur Paintings ,an integral part of unique art and craft of Thanjavur, were introduced by the Royal patrons of arts and craft under the Chola dynasty of 16th Century.They are known for their harmonious blend of different colours and density of the composition of the drawings .The exclusive paintings are decorated with precious stones ,small pieces of coloured glass and beautiful pearls. This painting has secured Geographical Indication in the year 2006
A Special cover on Thanjavur Paintings was issued on 03 Sep 2015 during Thanjaipex 2015.
Serenade by Norman Rockwell – Stamps of Cook Islands -1982
Norman Percevel Rockwell (03 Feb 1894 – 8 Nov 1978) was an American Painter, author and illustrator. His works graced the covers of Saturday Evening Post magazine for 47 Years. His work Serenade appeared in Saturday Evening Post Cover on 30 Aug 1924.It depicts a young man serenading his sweetheart on a split log bench. He was associated with Boy Scouts of America for 64 Years.
Serenade – In music Serenade is a musical composition and/or performance delivered in honor. A piece of music sung or played in open air typically by a man at night under the window of his beloved.
A stamp was issued by Cook Islands on Serenade 10 Sep 1982.