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The Young Reader, Ozias Leduc, 1894

Masterpieces of Canadian Art

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue May 20, 1988
Year 1988
Quantity 8,704,000
Perforation or Dimension 13 x 13.5
Series Masterpieces of Canadian Art
Series Time Span 1988 - 2002
Printer British American Bank Note Company.
Postal Administration Canada

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M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
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Used - Very Fine $0.60
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About Stamp

Canada Post Corporation is proud to present a new series featuring masterpieces of Canadian art. Researched in consultation with prominent art scholars, the series will depict a surprising, forceful and diverse array of works of art from across the country. To produce stamps worthy of these masterpieces, Canada Post has chosen, for the first stamp in the series, the most exacting of traditional stamp-printing processes, steel engraving, in combination with photogravure. Ozias Leduc, the "Sage of St. Hilaire", produced "The Young Reader" in 1894. The work shows the artist's younger brother, pencil in hand, concentrating on a picture book. The dignity, humility and simple humanity of the scene give the painting that spiritual quality so often found in great art. The "Young Reader" is part of the National Gallery of Canada Collection. Pierre-Yves Pelletier has designed a special stamp format that respects the atmosphere of serenity and reflection prevalent throughout Leduc's work. Pelletier's classic, unobtrusive graphic format will be repeated each year in a special miniature sheet format of 16 stamps featuring different masterpiece of Canadian art.


Designed by Pierre-Yves Pelletier.

Original Artwork

Ozias Leduc, "The Young Student", 1894 National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

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Canada Post Corporation. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1988.

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