Holiday Stamps: Bernardino Luini's The Madonna of the Carnation
David Brown, curator of Italian paintings, National Gallery of Art. Since 1965 the National Gallery of Art and the United State Postal Service have collaborated to select a national Christmas stamp. In 2007 Bernardino Luini's The Madonna of the Carnation (c. 1515) will grace envelopes across the country.
Released: October 23, 2007