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"Virgin and Child" by the Master of the Castello Nativity.

Christmas 2016

Title

"Virgin and Child" by the Master of the Castello Nativity.

Denomination

PERMANENT™ (P)

Date of Issue

November 1, 2016

Year

Quantity

7,800,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Series

Christmas 2016

Series Time Span

2016

Perforation or Dimension

26 mm x 32 mm

Printer

Canadian Bank Note

Creators

DESIGNER: Louise Méthé. PAINTING: Courtesy of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Original Artwork

Master of the Castello Nativity

Layouts

Booklet of 12 PermanentTM Domestic Stamps

Quantity Produced - 650,000
Original Price: $10.20
Dimension: 26 mm x 32 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 6 colours

Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - 9,000
Cancellation Location: Montréal QC
Original Price: $1.85
Dimension: 190 mm x 112 mm

About Stamp

This stamp depicts the Virgin and Child, which was painted around 1460 by a highly esteemed painter from Florence, Italy, known only as the Master of the Castello Nativity. This rare painting uses gold and tempera, a pigment common until the advent of oil paint, whose many layers create intense colours. Virgin and Child is part of a generous donation of paintings made by Michal and Renata Hornstein to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

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