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.
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.|