US 1969 William Michael Harnett (1848-1892) 6c. Scott. 1386

US 1969 William Michael Harnett (1848-1892) 6c. Scott. 1386

Series: William M. Harnett Issue

Stamp details: 'Old Models' by William Michael Harnett

Issued date: 03-12-1969 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 6c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1386
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1376
Michel (Germany): 998
Yvert et Tellier (France): 889

Dimensions (height x width):
50mm x 31.5mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Giori Press

Stamp Colors: Multicolored
Perforation: Perf 11 x 11
Gum type: Ordinary

Themes: Music, Musical Instruments, Paintings

Total print: 145,788,800 (estimate)

Description:- William Michael Harnett (1848-1892) was an Irish-American painter known for his trompe-l'il still lifes of ordinary objects. Harnett was born in Clonakilty, County Cork, Ireland during the time of the Great Famine. Shortly after his birth his family emigrated to America, settling in Philadelphia. Becoming a United States citizen in 1868, he made a living as a young man by engraving designs on table silver, while also taking night classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and later, in New York, at Cooper Union and at the National Academy of Design. His first known oil painting, a still life, dates from 1874.