The Annunciation, with Saint EmidiusRampley & Co
- 100 % silk
- Original painting by Carlo Crivelli
- Multi colored
- Handrolled edges
- 42cm x 42cm
- Designed and printed in Britain
Rampley & Co is a London based company specializing in premium quality pocket squares. The silk is very soft with rich colors and finely rolled edges. They mostly use carefully selected paintings from various artists as motifs for their pocket squares.
Carlo Crivelli about 1430/5 – about 1494, The Annunciation, with Saint Emidius 1486, © The National Gallery,
Set in the town of Ascoli, Italy, Venice-born renaissance painter Crivelli has captured the day of the Annunciation in stunning detail. Crivelli’s precision with colour and composition narrates two distinct events. The Virgin Mary, seen on the right, is seated indoors and a divine, heavenly shaft of light from above is breaking into the physical world symbolising the Annunciation. At the same time the Archangel Gabriel can be seen on the left talking to Saint Emidius, announcing the city’s newly granted self-governing status by the pope.
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.