Italy, 40 Lire 1966

Italy, 40 Lire 1966


CATALOG INFORMATION
ID Number: BB08-0301
Category: Stamps (Single)
Description: Italy, 40 Lire 1966
Country or State: Italy
Year: 24.09.1966 (Expiry: 31.12.1967)
Period: Republic (2 June 1946 - present)
Head of State/Ruler: Giuseppe Saragat (Torino, 19 settembre 1898 – Roma, 11 giugno 1988)
Reign: 29 December 1964 – 29 December 1971
Face Value: 40 ₤ - Italian lira
Subject/Theme:

5° anniversary of the death of Donatello

Donatello, sculptor (1386-1466). "Angels singing" tiles at the Basilica in Padua.

Legend: POSTE ITALIANE L. 40 - 1386-1466 DONATELLO
Designer: Stampato da: I.P.S. Officina carte valori
Edge: comb 13¼ x 14
Note: No watermark
Dimensions (B x H): 30 x 40 mm
Release: 19,487,763
Scott Catalog Number: 941
Other Catalog Number: Michel IT 1214
Unificato IT 1028
Yvert et Tellier IT 954
Stanley Gibbons IT 1165
Stamp Number IT 941
State of Conservation: Extremely Fine (XF)
Rarity:  
   

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HISTORICAL NOTES

Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi (c. 1386 – December 13, 1466), better known as Donatello, was an early Renaissance Italian sculptor from Florence. He is, in part, known for his work in bas-relief, a form of shallow relief sculpture that, in Donatello's case, incorporated significant 15th-century developments in perspectival illusionism.

Donatello was the son of Niccolò di Betto Bardi, who was a member of the Florentine Wool Combers Guild, and was born in Florence, most likely in the year 1386. Donatello was educated in the house of the Martelli family. He apparently received his early artistic training in a goldsmith's workshop, and then worked briefly in the studio of Lorenzo Ghiberti.