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M.-A. Suzor-Cote, Bend in the GosseRiver, Arthabaska

Christmas, Winter Landscapes

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue October 26, 1989
Year 1989
Quantity 50,975,270
Perforation or Dimension 13 x 13.5, 13 x 12.5
Series Christmas, Winter Landscapes
Series Time Span 1989
Printer Ashton-Potter Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

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About Stamp

Canada Post Corporation's 1989 Christmas stamps feature winter landscapes by four Canadian painters. "Bend in the Gosselin River, Arthabaska" (c. 1906), painted by popular Quebec artist Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté, is reproduced on the 38-cent domestic rate stamp. From the collection of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the oil-on-canvas shows Suzor-Coté's subtle use of colour, disciplined style, and affection for his native countryside. This stamp will also be available in convenient packs of 10 stamps. Ottawa's David Nethercott and Viviane Warburton developed the design concepts for these four stamps showing Canadian winter landscapes. Through their use of decorative borders and a seasonal message, the stamps suggest the look of elegant Christmas cards. Nethercott and Warburton's past works for Canada Post Corporation include the typographical design for the Dogs of Canada stamps and the design of the Frances Ann Hopkins stamp. Both issues appeared in 1988.


Based on a painting by Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Côté Designed by David Nethercott Designed by Viviane Warburton

Original Artwork

Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Côté, "Le tournant de la rivière Gosselin à Arthabaska", 1901-1911 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montréal, Quebec

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