#1799 – 1979 15c Christmas Virgin and Child

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U.S. #1799
1979 15¢ Virgin and Child
Traditional Christmas
Issue Date: October 18, 1979
City: Washington, D.C.
Quantity: 873,710,000
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforations: 11
Color: Multicolored
Gerard David's painting, "The Rest on the Flight into Egypt," is the subject of this Christmas issue. During the later part of his career, artist Gerard David painted several different versions of this scene. The one pictured on this stamp hangs in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
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U.S. #1799
1979 15¢ Virgin and Child
Traditional Christmas

Issue Date: October 18, 1979
City: Washington, D.C.
Quantity: 873,710,000
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforations: 11
Color: Multicolored

Gerard David's painting, "The Rest on the Flight into Egypt," is the subject of this Christmas issue. During the later part of his career, artist Gerard David painted several different versions of this scene. The one pictured on this stamp hangs in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.