The Washerwoman (0,60 + 0,05 Eur)
The Washerwoman (0,60 + 0,05 Eur)
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This stamps pays tribute to the washerwoman. Using soap, a washboard and a beater, washerwomen took care of dirty washing.

Washerwomen washed clothes.

Each item was first soaked, then rubbed and washed. Washing was done using soap, a washboard and a beater. Washed clothes were dried outside and ironed before being put back clean into the wardrobe.


The artist

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).


   
Illustrations: Jacques Doppée (B)
Printing: Offset lithography by Cartor Security Printing S.A., La Loupe (F)
Stamp format: 40 x 31.50 mm, 10 stamps per sheet with decorated border.
  • 2012
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