Stamp issue information

Princely Treasures: Paintings

The Adoration of the Shepherds
Face value CHF 1.00
Motif The Adoration of the Shepherds
As the Old Ones Sing, So The Young Ones Pipe
Face value CHF 1.40
Motif As the Old Ones Sing, So The Young Ones Pipe
Meleager and Atalante
Face value CHF 1.90
Motif Meleager and Atalante

The works of art from the collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein are coveted stamp motifs. The Philately is presenting three paintings of the painter born in Antwerp, Jacques Jordaens (1593-1678), in its latest continuation of the “Princely Treasures” series. Together with the great masters Rubens and van Dyck, Jordaens is considered to be one of the major painters of the Flemish Baroque, who apart from a short stay in England in 1641, spent his entire life in Flanders. His œuvre includes large-format altarpieces, genre paintings, mythological and allegorical scenes and also designs for tapestries.
Jordaens adopts a vigorous and colourful approach in his painting of “The Adoration of the Shepherds” (CHF 1.00). The painting in oil on wood from 1615 shows shepherds as well as Maria and Joseph gathered around a crib with Baby Jesus. The second work of art immortalised on a special stamp tells the story of “Meleager and Atalante” (value: CHF 1.90). It was painted in 1618 and was added to by Jordaens himself almost 40 years after it was originally painted. Jordaens is best known today for his numerous large genre scenes based on proverbs such as the large painting “As the Old Sing, So The Young Ones Pipe” measuring 165 x 235 centimetres (CHF 1.40).

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Date Of Issue
16. November 2015
Hans Peter Gassner, Vaduz
Stamp format
41.31 x 38 mm
44.37 x 38 mm
47.43 x 38 mm
13 x 13 1/4
Sheet format
208 x 130 mm
4-colour offset, FM screening
Cartor Security Printing
Meaucé la Loupe
Truwhite FSC Mix Credit, 110 g/m2,
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