This stamp shows a wheelwright, a specialist in wood and metal who made carts.
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).
|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.|