This stamp features a miller, an artisan who transforms grains into flour.
Müller is the German word for miller. This name is one of the most common surnames in Luxembourg. This was also one of the most common jobs. In 1900, Luxembourg had 250 mills for the production of flour. After the Second World War, smaller mills began to disappear.
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.|