Flowers on a Fountain with a PeacockRampley & Co
Jan Weenix, Flowers on a Fountain with a Peacock, 1700 - 1710, © Wallace Collection, London
This extravagant, indulgent scene with its rich, intense colours and textures reflects the wealth and aspirations of the Dutch Golden Age. Weenix’s paintings are renowned for their subjects that often feature dead game and scenes of the hunt. In this scene, the wonders of architecture and the abundance of nature are celebrated. The dramatic style of the painting reflects the demand for large still life and landscape paintings that were popular at the turn of the eighteenth century. The painting is one of thirteen by Weenix that can be found at the Wallace Collection; the theatrical use of lighting and highly decorative style makes it the perfect accessory to sit in your breast pocket.
The wonderful thing about printed paintings on pocket squares is that they can produce a number of different effects depending on how they are folded and creates a great topic for conversation once pulled out of the breast pocket.