The Death of Major PeirsonRampley & Co
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.
The Death of Major Peirson, 6th January 1781, John Singleton Copley, 1783, © Tate, London 2014
This pocket square uses a painting by American artist John Singleton Copley that depicts the death of Major Francis Peirson at the Battle of Jersey on 6th January 1781. Major Peirson led an attack against the French troops, during which he was killed by a French sniper, although Copley increased the drama of the event by making the moment of Peirson's death coincide with the British victory over the French, rather than earlier in the battle. Peirson's body can be seen in the centre of the picture.
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.