Dutch Women


Letter form Heleen (the Netherlands) with tree stamps of the set Women issued on 25 March 2013 (and a bonus tulip).

The set of six stamps picture the following women:
-the explorer Alexandrine Tinne (I had previously received this one)
-the writer Belle van Zuylen (top right on the envelope),
-the theologian Anne Zernike (the blue stamp),
-the Utrecht heroine Trijn van Leemput,
-the painter Maria van Oosterwijck,
-and the sovereign Maria van Bourgondië (the red stamp on the envelope).

More information about this issue, and the complete set, here.

See more women on stamps following the links of Sunday Stamps-II.

15 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting, Eva, I love this stamp sheet!
    And many thanks for your research and additional links!

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    1. I was intrigued to know a little more about these women.

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    2. By the way, thank you for posting the bonus tulip! I've had and cherished this tulip stamp for years, as I loved the turquoise and the contrast with the other colours.
      First I thought I would never send it, but because you like tulips I thought my tulip stamp would be - and now is - in good hands!

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    3. This is a gorgeous stamp, thank you very much!

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  2. If the other three are as good, this is a great set.

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  3. I like the diversity of women chosen, interestng lives.

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    1. Thanks. I like the diversity and also the design of these stamps.

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  4. It's as if Heleen did this envelope particularly for a Sunday Stamps topic! Love it!! (the downside is, I have never really heard of these ladies...awful...)

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    1. Er, to be honest, I only had heard of Belle van Zuylen... thanks to a previous issued stamp!...
      But also I am happy with this sheet, because also I can learn from that.
      In the same time when this sheet was issued, also a book was issued about thousand Dutch historical women.
      A very interesting and eye-opening book, which alas still isn't used as a history book at schools. But maybe, hopefully, it is a first step to bring more equilibrance in, usually male dominated, history stories (the story, for example, of the Utrecht heroin I thought amazing!).

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    2. Not 1000 but 100 women, I see!
      There even is a sigital lexicon,
      www.vrouwenlexicon.nl , and if you click on the left on 'biografieën A-Z' you can find a large list of these women from history (in Dutch but google.translate.nl helps :-) ).
      I should take a look, too.

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    3. oh thanks Heleen, I will surely have a look :) And maybe next time I visit the Rijksmuseum, I will get to see some too...I don't know if there are any paintings there by female artists...

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    4. Thank you for your reply, Ana! And the Rijksmuseum is worth a visit, too!
      By the way, since a year or so you can search the Rijksmuseum website. I had a short look, and at least there are two paintings by Judith Leyster, https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/search?f.principalMaker.sort=Judith%20Leyster .
      Also there are works by female painter Charley Toorop (and male painter Jan Toorop), but alas the heirs didn't allow to show her beautiful paintings in public via the Rijksmuseum website.
      But to see the older art I think it a nice website to stroll / wander in!

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  5. I really like the look of this set with the subtle colours and the interesting cross section of society.

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    1. Yes, the colours are perfect.

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