Every so often a scarf comes along that is absolutely exquisite, both in story telling and execution.
Philippe Ledox’s Hermès carrés are loved and collected around the world, The Hunt, perhaps one of his more elusive carrés from the early 1960s, takes us on a ride through the English countryside. Four vignettes capture moments from a fox hunt, the famous Berkeley Fox Hunt to be exact. Putting my personal thoughts and opinions on hunting aside, I delight in Ledoux‘s ability to emulate an engraving and marvel how Hermès was able to reproduce so much detail on a piece of silk some fifty years ago – simply marvelous, in deed!
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We follow Monsieur Ledoux as he takes us on a hunt through the rolling hills of the English countryside.
An engraving by B. Marshall from 1810 inspired this particular vignette. not just in composition but also execution. Philippe Ledoux’s entire composition mirrors a finely executed engraving worthy of framing.
Is that Thomas Oldaker and his trusted Brush? By George, it is!
Mister Thomas Oldaker was a famous huntsman, who was known to use the Berkeley Hounds named after the Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire, home of the Berkeley Hunt. The Berkeley Hound pack is one of the best in the world and is England’s oldest, dating back to the 12th century.
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