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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

France 2016
Crarft Masters - Stone Sculptor



COUNTRY: FRANCE
ISSUE DATE: 4 April 2016
CIRCULATION:1 299 840
STAMP SIZE:40.85 x 40.85 mm
STAMP DESIGN:Louis Geneste
ENGRAVING:
Elsa Catelin 











La Poste new stamp issue dedicated to the sculptors. This scene is a tribute to predecessors, a sign of affiliation a know-how through the centuries. The sculptor works outside, which explains her outfit, including cap. He also wears a helmet to protect his ears from the noise caused by modern tools: a pneumatic gun for example, in which he snaps scissors straight or rounded ends, according to the job. On the stamp, we see a big carving representing a medieval scene composed of workers from past with their tools. In the background you can see the sculpture group "War and Peace" (left) by Antoine-Augustin Préault which can be admired on the roof of the Louvre. This statue was restored by sculptors working for Louis Geneste. 






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