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Postage Stamp - Guinea - 2013

Title

Postage Stamp - Guinea - 2013

Type

Postage Stamp

Coverage

Guinea

Date Issued

2013-12-23

Description

This postage stamp was issued by Guinea to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the death of the French Romantic painter Eugène Delacroix. The stamp reproduces his first major painting, Dante et Virgile aux enfers (known in English as The Barque of Dante or Dante and Virgil in Hell). At the top of the stamp is a caption, "Dante et Virgile aux enfers, / 1822", and the denomination, "40000FG". At the bottom is text as follows: "Eugène Delacroix 1798–1863"; "Office de la Poste Guinéenne 2013"; and "REPUBLIQUE DE GUINEE".
Denomination: 40000FG (40000 GNF)
Perforation: 13 ½ (comb)
Printing process: Offset lithography

Extent

36 × 40 mm

Contributor

Eugène Delacroix

Language

French