The Lament for Icarus Pocket Square

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Herbert James Draper, 1863 - 1920, The Lament for Icarus, 1898

  • 100% Silk
  • Hand Rolled
  • Designed and Printed in Britain
  • 42cm x 42cm

This classic work is from British painter Herbert James Draper, an artist renowned for his work on Greek mythology. This particular painting depicts the dead Icarus, surrounded by lamenting sea-nymphs. In the classic story, Icarus' father Daedalus made wings made of wax, so that he and his son could escape their island prison on Crete. But, overcome by pride, and ignoring all warnings, Icarus flies too close to the sun, melting his wings and plunging to his death.

Drapers use of the male body for the projection of subjective emotion is a feature of late-Victorian painting and sculpture, while the rays of the setting sun on distant cliffs emphasise the transience of time. The warm colours here work brilliantly against a dark jacket, or can complement a lighter summer ensemble. Draper applied liquid light effects in his painting style, and this allows for subtle highlights when folded. The intricate border design also enables striking point folds

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Datinventory - Daniel Öhrstedt - Sweden

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Editor-in-chief Plaza Uomo - Erik Mannby - Sweden

"My line of work gives me a pretty unique chance of studying finely crafted clothing and accessories and if pressed I can roll a decent hand rolled edge myself. Rampley & Co’s products are as good as it gets where handwork is considered. The pocket squares I own so far are on the same level, or better than, pocket squares that usually retail for several times the price that Rampley & Co charge. The silk is finely woven and neither too thick to become bulky in ones pocket, nor is it..." click to read full review.

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