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Thursday, December 22, 2016

France 2016 - Joint Issue with Italy - 350 Years of French Academy



COUNTRY: FRANCE
ISSUE DATE: 30 November 2016
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STAMP SIZE:40.85 x 30 mm
STAMP DESIGN:
La Poste



The stamp reproduces a drawing in ink painter Charles Errard, first director of the Académie de France in Rome. Not signed, this drawing would have remained anonymous without the researches of the art historian Emmanuel Coquery, a former resident of Villa Medici who has recently been able to identify his author.

Bernardino Genga and Charles Errard. Rome, 1691. Copperplate engraving. National Library of Medicine.










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Stamp images thanks to La Poste


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