32c "Mrs. Elizabeth Freake and Baby Mary" stamp

United States Postal Service1998-08-27

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum
Washington, DC, United States

The Freake Limner (17th c.) takes his name from the subject of this painting, “Mrs. Elizabeth Freake and Baby Mary”, ca. 1671-1674. They express pride in family and genealogy, while the colorful details of clothing and jewelry reflect a certain stature in colonial Boston.
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts
Reference: inscription on back of stamp

This stamp was one of the "Four Centuries of American Art" commemorative stamps issued on August 27, 1998, in Santa Clara, California. The pane features twenty American paintings. An inscription on the back of each stamp describes the painting and artist.

Scott Catalogue USA: 3236b

Museum ID: 2000.2021.150


  • Title: 32c "Mrs. Elizabeth Freake and Baby Mary" stamp
  • Creator: United States Postal Service
  • Date Created: 1998-08-27
  • Subject Keywords: The Freake Limner
  • Medium: paper; ink; adhesive

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