Death of King Gustav II Adolf of Sweden at the Battle of Lützen - The Bespoke Shop
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kr 850.00
  • 100 % silk
  • Painting motif
  • Multi colored
  • Handrolled edges
  • 42cm x 42cm
  • Exclusive design for The Bespoke Shop
  • Designed and printed in Britain 

  • Rampley & Co is a London based company specializing in premium quality pocket squares. The pocket squares are characterized by super soft hand printed silks and rolled edges.  

    Carl Wahlbom, Death of King Gustav II Adolf of Sweden at the Battle of Lützen, 1855, © Nationalmuseeum, Stockholm

    This painting shows the moment when the Swedish King Gustav II Adolf is killed on the battlefield at Lützen on 6 November, 1632. The brightly illuminated body of the dead king appears to be sliding off his horse, only to be caught by a horrified Swedish soldier. The king is portrayed as a hero and a martyr, a figure distinctly reminiscent of renditions of the dead Christ. But Wahlbom has also utilised the potential of the scene to show off his strongest technical skill – that of painting horses in various movements and light.

    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.