37¢ Playing on the Beach
Issue Date: August 7, 2003
City: Columbus, OH
Printed By: American Packaging Corporation for Sennett Security Products
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforations: Serpentine Die Cut 10.75
Celebrated Impressionist painter Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) was born in Pennsylvania, but settled in France.
Cassatt used light, bright colors that she spread with rapid, animated brushstrokes. Many paintings feature everyday, affectionate scenes between mothers and children.
The Mary Cassatt stamp se-tenant is the third installment of the American Treasures series. Four of her paintings are featured: “Young Mother” (1888), “Children Playing on the Beach” (1884), “On a Balcony” (1878/79), and “Child in a Straw Hat” (circa 1886).