With the assistance of soap, a board, and a beater, washerwomen were responsible for washing clothes. Each piece of clothing was first soaked, then rubbed and washed.
Then the clothes were dried outside and ironed before being returned to the closet.
painter, draughtsman, watercolourist, engraver.
Trained in Belgium at the Académie royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels and at the Ecole des Arts in Ixelles, he has specialised in medieval techniques. Jacques Doppée is inspired by nature and has a predilection for landscapes and beach scenes, but he also creates stylized subjects as well as plants and insects represented in a graphic and meticulous way. As for postage stamps, he has already created several stamps for Post offices in Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Faroe Islands.
|Price of the series:||3.75 + 0.50 = 4.25 €|
|Illustrations:||Jacques Doppée (B)|
|Printing:||Offset lithography by Cartor Security Printers, La Loupe (F)|
|Dimensions of the stamps:||40 x 31.50 mm, 10 stamps per sheet with decorated borders.|