This stamp is a tribute to the distiller who produces his own eau de vie using ancestral knowledge.
Eau de vie distillation is a tradition in Luxembourg. For a long time the process was known only to farmers who had small distilleries.
However, over the last 150 years the number of distilleries in Luxembourg has continued to fall. In 1865, there were 2011 distilleries, compared to only 153 in 2000.
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.|
this stamp shows an orchestra conductor's hand and pays tribute to the first rendition of the poem ons heemecht by michel lentz.