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The Annunciation, Dallaire

Christmas

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue November 2, 1984
Year 1984
Quantity 114,270,000
Denomination
32¢
Perforation or Dimension 13.5
Series Christmas
Series Time Span 1984
Printer Ashton-Potter Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

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Condition Name Avg Price
M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine $0.70
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.30
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About Stamp

Religious themes have often been the source of artistic inspiration. The Annunciation, or Ave Maria, and the Nativity are perhaps the themes most frequently dealt with in Christian painting, and Canadian painting is no exception to this tradition. Religious painting filled a pressing need for church decoration in the seventeenth century. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, painters moved away from religious themes, and in the twentieth century their works were enlivened by various fashionable styles. But the Christmas theme still returns with freshness and spontaneity, as we can see from these paintings. Jean Dallaire produced his first painting of the Annunciation in 1936 and returned to this theme throughout his career. This painting, produced in 1954, is remarkable for its freshness and technique. The 1984 Christmas stamps were designed by Jean Morin and Tom Yakobina of Montreal. The Bouchard painting is in a private collection. The Dallaire painting is on loan to the Vancouver Art Gallery from a private collector. The Milne painting is in the collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Creators

Designed by Tom Yakobina. Designed by Jean Morin. Based on a painting by Jean Dallaire.

Original Artwork

Jean Dallaire, "L'Annonciation", 1954 Private Collection
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Reference

Canada Post Corporation. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1984.

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