Eau de vie distillation is a tradition in Luxembourg. For a long time the process was known only to farmers who had small distilleries.
However, over the last 150 years the number of distilleries in Luxembourg has continued to fall. In 1865, there were 2011 distilleries, compared to only 153 in 2000.
Müller is the German word for miller. This name is one of the most common surnames in Luxembourg. This was also one of the most common jobs. In 1900, Luxembourg had 250 mills for the production of flour. After the Second World War, smaller mills began to disappear.
In the 19th century Luxembourg was predominantly a farming region. Each farmer had at least one cart. Traditionally made by hand by the wheelwright, carts and carriages disappeared with the advent of industrialisation and the appearance of garages.
Jacques Doppée has produced many stamps for Belgium, Luxembourg and Faroe Island. He is a painter, draughtsman, watercolourist, engraver.
Jacques Doppée is a specialist in medieval techniques. He is inspired by nature and has a preference for landscapes and beach scenes. He has also created stylised images of plants and insects represented in a graphic and meticulous way.
He was trained at the Académie royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels and at the Ecole des Arts in Ixelles (Belgium).