Eye-catching cotton blend socks inspired by the iconic painting, The Monarch of the Glen by Sir Edwin Landseer from the National Galleries of Scotland collection.
Made with cotton and 15% spandex for maximum comfort and durability, these fit UK size 4-7 and are the perfect gift for the street fashion art lover in your life – or for yourself!
The Monarch of the Glen is one of the most famous British pictures of the nineteenth century; for many people it encapsulates the grandeur and majesty of Scotland’s highlands and wildlife. Many of his paintings show interactions between humans and animals, but in this, his most well-known work, a single emblematic creature is viewed in a moment of exhilaration.
Landseer displayed his remarkable artistic skills at a very early age; when he was only twelve one of his paintings was exhibited at the Royal Academy. He excelled at painting animals, often bringing great drama, animation, and wit to his portrayals. Landseer's enthusiasm for Scotland prompted annual visits from 1824 onwards, and he combined hunting expeditions with sketching trips. He was Queen Victoria's favourite artist and was honoured with a knighthood in 1850. His most famous highland sporting picture is The Monarch of the Glen.