Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Boating Party by Mary Cassatt





Mary Cassatt (1844 – 1926) was an American artist who often painted the social and private lives of women, with particular emphasis on the relationship between mothers and children. The 5-cent stamp inspired by Mary Cassatt's painting "The Boating Party" was the sixth stamp in the annually-issued American Painting Series. It was issued on November 17, 1966. The original oil painting is in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

This stamp was printed using a Giori printing press. Six inks were applied in two passes through the Giori press, and these were blended and overlaid to create many additional tones. With this type of press, each color is applied to only that portion of the plate which is required to print that color. The ink rollers are themselves printing plates which "print" their ink onto the plate which in turn prints on the paper.


This is a post for Sunday Stamps at Viridian's Postcard Blog




8 comments:

  1. Lovely. I like many of Cassatt's paintings. thanks for participating!

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  2. ooh, both a postcard and a stamp! Love her paintings.

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  3. The stamp and postcard are just beautiful. Nice choice for the Mothers Day theme.

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  4. Lovely painting - could have been a boat tour for Mother's day!

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  5. Her work seems to lend itself to stamps. Such a lovely scene.

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  6. Great stamp. I've nothing to match this.

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  7. I really love that card and stamp. beautiful.

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  8. I love Mary Cassatt, and Berthe Morisot too!!
    :)~
    HUGZ

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