The Lion Hunt - The Bespoke Shop
The Lion Hunt - The Bespoke Shop The Lion Hunt - The Bespoke Shop The Lion Hunt - The Bespoke Shop
kr 770.00
  • 100 % silk
  • Original painting by Horace Vernet
  • Warm colors with some blue
  • 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. 

    Horace Vernet, 1836, The Lion Hunt© Wallace Collection, London

    Fascinated by Arab civilisation, Vernet was one of many nineteenth century artists to depict ‘Orientalist’ subjects at the time. This painting may have been inspired by his first trip to Algeria in 1833, and, when exhibited at the Paris Salon, it was shown as ‘Hunt in the Sahara Desert 28 May 1833’. Such violent and bloodthirsty battle scenes between men and wild animals had been treated by earlier artists, most notably Rubens and the eighteenth-century French painter Jean-François de Troy. 

    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.