1981 20¢ Madonna and Child
Issue Date: October 28, 1981
City: Chicago, IL
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Photogravure
This religious Christmas issue depicts the Madonna and Child by the artist, Botticelli. In the late 1490s, Botticelli became so moved by the preaching of the Italian friar, Savonarola, that he burned many of his non-religious works and painted only religious themes from then forward.