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).
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.
200rd anniversary of the creation of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg formed at the Congress of Vienna
the major european powers met in 1814 in vienna to negotiate the redrawing of europe's boundaries. alongside a large united kingdom of the netherlands, entrusted to king william i, the allies (england, austria, russia and prussia) established a new independent state between the meuse and the moselle rivers: the grand duchy of luxembourg.
the design of this stamp is based on an italian manuscript illumination from the 14th century which shows the death of henry vii in buonconvento.
this commemorative stamp is based on a 14th century italian manuscript illumination. it shows the death of henry vii in buonconvento. henry vii was the first emperor from the house of luxembourg.
the mortal remains are surrounded by a devoted knight (thomas de septfontaines), a praying monk and two female mourners. the two motifs surrounding the page of ten stamps, namely the imperial eagle and luxembourg red lion. these motifs originate from the garment and shirt used to adorn the deceased on the cathedral tomb in pisa.