A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery Pocket Square
A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery Pocket Square
A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery Pocket Square
A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery Pocket Square
A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery Pocket Square
A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery Pocket Square
A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery Pocket Square
A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery Pocket Square
A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery Pocket Square
A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery Pocket Square

A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery Pocket Square

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Joseph Wright of Derby 1734 – 1797, A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery, c.1766

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

A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery is a 1766 painting by Joseph Wright of Derby depicting a lecturer giving a demonstration of an orrery to a small audience. The Orrery caused a great stir at the time, as the focus of the scene was scientific in nature rather than using a Classical subject. Wright's depiction of the awe produced by scientific "miracles" marked a break with previous traditions in which the artistic depiction of such wonder was reserved for religious events, since to Wright the marvels of the technological age were as awe-inspiring as the subjects of the great religious paintings.

Viewing sculpture by candlelight, when the contours showed well, and there might even be an impression of movement from the flickering light, was a fashionable practice and, in the orrery demonstration, the shadows cast by the lamp representing the Sun were an essential part of the display.

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"I was eyeing the Rampley pocket squares for quite a while and was thinking that the idea of turning classic art into pocket squares was quite brilliant and interesting.

When I finally had the chance to see the products in person I was blown away by the rich details in the prints. What you don't realise from the pictures is that the print is actually incredibly detailed even on the back of the square. This results in making it much easier to…" click to read full review.

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"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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