250th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF FRANÇOIS-JOSEPH BOSIO

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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.

Caractéristiques
Design Céline MARIN
Line-engraving André LAVERGNE
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