Friday, March 5, 2010

Claude Monet - Camille

Claude Monet - Camille
Romanian Stamp issued 1970, Painting Completed 1866
Kunsthalle Gallery, Bremen, Germany

Claude Monet is one of the famous artists who brought us the impressionist movement in France from 1862.  I'm no art expert, but this may be an earlier work that was done before he got into impressionism in a big way.  Large format Romanian stamps were quite common in the 1970s.  

It seems a little curious for an Eastern Bloc country like Romania to issue a stamp with a painting from a West German gallery in the 1970s, but I'm guessing this may have something to do with the establishment of diplomatic ties between these two states in the late 1960s?  In any case, it's a nice stamp from a key painter!

1 comment:

  1. The connection is not with Germany, but with France - 1970 Exposition of Maximaphily Romania-France.
    This stamp is the first in the world to show a maximum card.
    See my websites for hundreds of images of maximum cards! :)


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