The Palace Guard Pocket Square

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Ludwig Deutsch, 1855-1935, The Palace Guard, 1892.

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

The guard in the present painting stands magisterially at the entrance to a royal sanctuary. The strength of the figure is palpable, enhanced by his commanding posture and penetrating gaze, presenting a formidable barrier to the secret world behind the doors that very few Westerners would have been allowed access to at the time Ludwig Deutsch was painting.

A renowned painter of the Orientalist style, Ludwig Deutsch painted The Palace Guard at the apex of his career. To enhance the sense of naturalism in his compositions, Deutsch collected Near Eastern artefacts that he then incorporated into his paintings and this is one such example.

Painted with breathtaking realism, the high finish of the brushwork enhances the picture's photographic quality. As the light plays across the silks of his cape, the gold and brass of his armour and the chain mail of his gloves, it also catches the white of his eyes and illuminates the blues and pinks. The true mastery of the painting, however, is Deutsch's ability to humanize the figure by capturing the slightly quizzical element to his expression and to convey the nobility, strength and grace that were the essence of a palace guard.

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