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L.S. Harris, Snow II - 44 cents 1989 - Canadian stamp

L.S. Harris, Snow II 1989 - Canadian stamp

Specifications

  • Quantity: 15 438 375
  • Issue date: October 26, 1989
  • Printer: Ashton-Potter Limited
  • Scott: #1257

Description

Canada Post Corporation's 1989 Christmas stamps feature winter landscapes by four Canadian painters. Group of Seven member Lawren S. Harris' "Snow II" (1915) from the National Gallery of Canada appears on the 44-cent U.S. rate stamp. The second of a series of seven paintings, this oil-on-canvas is thought to be a Northern Ontario scene. This stamp will be features on the World Stamp Expo '89 souvenir show card, and will be offered in handy packs of five stamps as well. Ottawa's David Nethercott and Viviane Warburton developed the design concepts for these four stamps showing Canadian winter landscapes. Through their use of decorative borders and a seasonal message, the stamps suggest the look of elegant Christmas cards. Nethercott and Warburton's past works for Canada Post Corporation include the typographical design for the Dogs of Canada stamps and the design of the Frances Ann Hopkins stamp. Both issues appeared in 1988.
Canada Post Corporation. Presenting, 1989.

Creators

Based on a painting by Lawren Stewart Harris
Designed by David Nethercott
Designed by Viviane Warburton

Original art

Lawren Stewart Harris, "Snow II", 1915
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

Note

The values on this page are in Canadian dollars (CAD).