The 1909 painting "At The Dressing Table" is a self portrait by Zinaida E.Serebryakova (1884-1967) and was her breakthrough painting when it was exhibited. Her main subject matter at this time was rural life, for a biography of her life and paintings see here The stamp was issued in July 2009 for her 125th Birth Anniversary.
Lastly we have the world wildlife stamp issued as part of a set of Rare Animals in October 2007. This one features the Oriental Stork which is on the red list of threatened species and now this beautiful bird is only found in Russia and China.
Thank you Marina for the cards and stamps which are a perfect combination of some of my favourite things - sea, space, art and fauna.