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Special 344 Ancient Chinese Painting

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Stamp SN D344
Stamp Name Special 344 Ancient Chinese Painting
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Mammals, Calligraphy & Paintings
Issue date 1995-03-03
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 29x37
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer Courvoiser S·A·, Switzerland
Creative Director
Sheet composition 4×5
Print color
Process Photogravure
Paper Photogravure stamp paper
Perforation 12

  To portray the ancient Chinese artwork, an ancient painting, titled Beauties on an Outing- was selected as the subject for four stamps and a souvenir sheet·

   The four stamps were printed in se`tenant format, and each has a denomination of 9·00· The souvenir sheet 110×80 mm& consisting of two 9·00 stamps, shows the main part of the painting·

   The painting was drawn by Lee Gong`lin, who was a high`ranking government official of the Sung Dynasty· He was good at drawing scenery and figures and at the same time paid particular attention to the drawing of horses· The subject matter of the painting was based on Du Fu's poem known as Beauties on an Outing-, depicting three beauties' visit to Chang An County along a river in the spring·