22¢ Madonna and Child
Issue Date: October 24, 1986
City: Washington, DC
Printed By: Sterling Sommers for Ashton-Potter (USA) Ltd
Printing Method: Photogravure
Issued in Washington, D.C., the religious Christmas issue features the Perugino Madonna, which hangs in the National Gallery.
Pietro Perugino (1446-1524) was the leading artist of the Umbrian school, which developed qualities that found expression in the High Renaissance. Raphael, whose work has also graced Traditional Christmas stamp designs, was Perugino’s most famous pupil.