Saturday, January 12, 2013

1957 Juan Luna

Juan Luna was a  Filipino artist of the late 19th century who achieved success in Spain with his paintings. 

 Spoliarium (1884)

The Bureau of Posts issued a commemorative stamp on October 23 , 1957, the centenary of Luna's birth. The stamp features Luna's painting Spoliarium  which depicts a chamber beneath a Roman arena, where bodies of dead gladiators are being dragged.

First Day of Issue Cachet

First Day Covers

Unpainted and Painted

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