Filippino Lippi ~ 1486

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St. Bernard of Clairvaux

     To commemorate the 600th anniversary of the death of St. Bernard (1090-1153) the Vatican issued two stamps which show him at work in his scriptorium. The picture is based on the tempura painting, "Apparition of the Virgin to St. Bernard," by Filippino Lippi, 1486. The painting is preserved in the Church of Badia in Florence.
     The stamps are the same, only one is shown.

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