Saturday, November 26, 2011

Sunday Stamps #46

Welocme to Sunday Stamps #46! Today's theme is Art on stamps.


A stamp from France, showing a self-portrait of Albrecht Durer.   This is the Self-portrait with a thistle, in the Louvre. (Durer painted several others.)  This is part of my collection from the early days, when my roomate C. was receiving letters and packages from her mother in France.

Join me and share art miniatures on stamps.
Theme next week: anything you wish.
Viridian

11 comments:

Postcardy said...

I like the colors and lettering on that stamp.

Sreisaat said...

An excellent portrait.
He was also known for his great works in the printmaking medium.
I have two entries again for this week, I hope you can visit them when you have time ;)

Have a great Sunday!

Postcards Crossing
My Stamp Menagerie

VioletSky said...

What a fetching fellow he was!

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I was wondering where the thistle was until I realised it's probably a detail of a larger painting. It was worth googling - the painting was done in 1493 when he was 22!

Lisa B said...

Lovely colours on the stamp and thanks for a lovely theme.

Joy said...

How nice, stamps with a memory attached, I can just imagine a brown paper parcel with lots of French stamps.
Wonderful artist, I always love his woodcuts too.

Ana said...

great to learn something new today...art can be so fascinating, so thanks for picking it as today's topic!

Bob Scotney said...

I've tken the liberty of putting up a photo on Constable's dog to clarify the stamp I put up earlier.

Dorincard said...

Nice stamp, and destiny...Albrecht was grateful to his brother, who worked in the mine so Albrecht could pursue his talent...Read on.

PaperSponge.com said...

Thanks for another great Sunday Stamps! I really enjoyed all the artwork.

Aimee Dars said...

Thanks for hosting!

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