The year 2018 will mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Monegasque sculptor François-Joseph Bosio (1768-1845), who was a portrait painter to Napoleon I and then a professor at the School of Fine Arts. He was appointed as the first sculptor of the King in 1821. His major works are in Paris - twenty bas-reliefs for the column of the Place Vendôme, the equestrian statue of Louis XIV in the Place des Victoires, Henri IV as a child, and Aristotle and Hercules fighting with Achelous, all three of which can be found in the Louvre museum. For the stamp design, a competition was held for all former students of the Pavillon Bosio – Monaco Art School. The winner, Céline Marin, chose to represent the sculptor and one of his major works, the Quadriga of the Carrousel Triumphal Arch, created in 1828.
|Printing process||2 colours steel-engraving|
|Size of the stamp||40.85 x 30 mm horizontal|
|Quantity of issue||36,000 stamps|
|Note||Sheet of 6 stamps with illuminations|
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