Van Gogh’s portraits inspired new stamps issued by PostNL

August 15th, 2015 is glad to inform that PostNL has commemorated the 125th anniversary of the death of Vincent Van Gogh with a special series of stamps. The stamps were presented on 29 July, the exact anniversary of his death. All of these stamps feature portraits of Van Gogh.

The portraits shown on the ten stamps include such famous works as 'Head of a Peasant Woman', 'The Lover', and 'Portrait of Joseph Roulin', who worked as a postal worker at the Arles station. Earlier this year, stamps in the Van Gogh series featured such themes as landscapes, peasant life and city & village, all of which were topics that inspired Van Gogh in his work as a painter. The paintings depicted on the stamps are all part of the collection of the Van Gogh Museum and the Kröller-Müller Museum.

Tribute complete

"With the stamps issued earlier this year, it became clear that this master painter is more popular than ever before. Van Gogh created nearly 900 paintings. We chose sixty of them to depict on stamps. The most recent stamps complete the tribute", says PostNL Marketing Director Ludo Voorn.