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Artists from Liechtenstein - Prince Hans

Artists from Liechtenstein - Prince Hans (2021) CHF 4.30 Zebra Herd MiNr. 2017 - Special stamp mint **
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CHF 4.30

Prince Johannes Franz von Liechtenstein (1910-1975), known as Prince Hans, was the cousin of Prince Franz Josef II (1906-1989) of Liechtenstein. He was born in Vienna as the third son of Prince Johannes von Liechtenstein and Princess Marizza, née Countess Andrassy. He studied art in Budapest and later with the internationally eminent painter of animals, Professor Carl Fahringer in Vienna. Towards the end of the Second World War, he fled to Vaduz with his family.

Prince Hans’ life was inextricably bound up in his three passions: hunting, art and natural history. He built up a collection of everything he hunted, described it in scientific terms and captured much of it in artistic form. He frequently portrayed people and animals he encountered, capturing them perfectly on paper with just a few strokes of the pen.

 

The result was a wealth of colourful pictures, deftly done sketches, watercolours and clay sculptures, of which more than 2000 drawings and watercolours still exist. A deep affinity with nature is evident in his intricate works. Two motifs are featured in the new special stamps "Elephant" (face value: CHF 2.60) and "Zebra Herd" (face value: CHF 4.30) in relief embossing.

Issue
42000
Issue
2 2021
Sheet format
208 x 146 mm
Printer
Cartor Security Printing, Meaucé
Design
Sereina Hatt, Vaduz
Year
2021
Stamp format
45 x 35.37 mm
Michel No.
2017
Face value
CHF 4.30
Perforation
13 ¼ x 13 ½
Article type
Single stamp
Convservation
mint
Motive
Zebra Herd
Print
6-colour offset CMYK + Pantone
Refinement
embossing
Adhesive type
gummed
Paper
gommé
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