This stamp pays tribute a physically hard and difficult job in this era: farming. This job was frequently performed by women.
Female farmers helped to cultivate the land and to care for animals. They also looked after the children and took care of the whole farm.
The work of a woman farmer was physically demanding. In those days there were no farm machines to assist the families who worked in the fields.
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).
Jacques Doppée (B)
Offset lithography by Cartor Security Printing S.A., La Loupe (F)
40 x 31.50 mm, 10 stamps per sheet with decorated border.
Fauna and Flora
The drinking water (0,85 Eur)
the theme for the molconcours 2012 stamp was drinking water. this drawing competition for children and teenagers takes place every two years.
post philately issued these stamps following a post luxembourg stamp illustration competition, which was part of the "le sol une boite aux tresors" (soil, a treasure trove) exhibition
in 2014, in partnership with the natural history museum, post luxembourg organised a design competition with the theme "the soil, this essential living environment". over 1,600 children and teenagers, from primary (year 3+4) and secondary schools took part.