Madonna and child stamp from Canada Post

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Canada Post's new Madonna and Child stamp marks the 350th anniversary of the Church of Notre Dame de Quebec. ...
Canada Post's new Madonna and Child stamp marks the 350th anniversary of the church of Notre Dame de Quebec.

The stamp, designed by Louise Methe, features an oil on canvas painting by Flemish artist Janssens van Nuyssen (1567/76-1632) which depicts the Madonna holding a golden haired infant Jesus.

The parish of Notre Dame de Quebec was founded on 15 September 1664, just 56 years after the habitation of Quebec was founded by Samuel de Champlain. It was the first cathedral built in North America and the first Roman Catholic parish north of the Spanish colonies.

Stamp issue details

Issue date: 23 October 2014
Designer: Louise Methe
Dimensions: 26mm x 32mm
Printer: Lowe Martin
Illustration: Abraham Janssens van Nuyssen

To purchase the stamp, visit the Canada Post website. (Image copyright Canada Post)

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