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03 April 2020

Félix Nadar

France: Félix Nadar, 3 April 2020. Images from Phil-Ouest.

The stamp
First day Friday, April 3, 2020
Cancellation illustrated 1st day in PARIS at the Carré d’Encre, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 13 bis rue des Mathurins, 75009 PARIS.
Sylvie PATTE & Tanguy BESSET will lead a signing session from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday 3 April.
General sale on Monday April 6, 2020 Info
Face value: € 5.60 See prices as of April 6, 2020
Postage of 4 priority letters up to 20g internationally
Stamp vertical overall dimensions 143×135 mm Perforation 13
Sepia and red color
Rotogravure printed with 4 stamps per souvenir sheet
350,000 copies issued

Self-portraits of Félix Nadar in 12 poses
Layout by Sylvie Patte and Tanguy Besset
Photo National Library of France.

Félix Tournachon , dit Nadar , born April 5 or 6, 1820 at 195, rue Saint-Honoré (former IV th arrondissement of Paris, current 1 st arrondissement) and died March 20, 1910 in the same city, is a cartoonist, writer , French aeronaut and photographer.

From 1854 he published a series of photographic portraits of contemporary personalities, including Daniel-François-Esprit Auber , Michel Bakounine, Théodore de Banville, Charles Baudelaire , Hector Berlioz , Sarah Bernhardt , Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot , Gustave Courbet , Gustave Doré , Alexandre Dumas , Jules Favre, Loïe Fuller, Constantin Guys, Victor Hugo , Émile Zola , Zadoc Kahn, Charles Le Roux, Franz Liszt, Stéphane Mallarmé , Édouard Manet , Guy de Maupassant , Gérard de Nerval , Jacques Offenbach , the brothers Élie and Élisée Reclus, Gioachino Rossini, George Sand , Hector de Sastres, Jules Verne, Richard Wagner and Gustave Bourdin.

Too often reduced to his role as a photographer, he was also a prolific writer in genres as varied as the novel, the short story, the poem in prose, the short of counter, the testimony, the pleading or (his specialty) the literary portrait. .

The pseudonym Nadar has also been used by a company formed around his half-brother Adrien Tournachon in the forms Nadar Jeune and Nadar Jne, sometimes causing confusion. A decision of the Imperial Court of Paris restored to him in 1857 the exclusive property of this pseudonym, under which he will sign his writings and which will be used by his photographic workshop under the guidance of his son Paul.

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