Soft and luxurious velvet cushion in burnt orange, featuring the Temptation design from the Melody Rose for the Wallace Collection range. The cushion is finished with elegant gold tassels and made entirely in England.
Designer Melanie Roseveare has been commissioned by The Wallace Collection to create a timeless range of fine bone china tableware and sumptuous textiles inspired by one of the museum’s superb Old Masters paintings. The collection is also available to buy from the museum’s newly refurbished shop
Melanie chose to reimagine The Temptation of St Hillarion – a 19th Century painting by French artist Dominique-Louis-Féréol Papety – which she felt was in keeping with Melody Rose’s charming yet playful signature style.
In the painting, St Hillarion is seen living as a hermit, lying on the ground outside his cave. He appears to subsist on a diet of root vegetables and water which may have caused him to have hallucinations – namely a visit by a topless seductress offering cascading fruits, wine and a sultry look.
Deconstructing the painting and giving it a contemporary twist, the cushion features the ‘temptation’ St Hilarion sees in his visions.
Size 45cm x 45cm
Cleaning – Remove cover and dry clean only