Does anyone out there know the history of Sir Fox? I bought a ton of Sir Fox type merchandise at an outlet mall in San Marcos, Texas in the nineties and then never saw the stuff again. I like the ying-yang, union of opposites, aspect of a fox dressed like a fox hunter. Below is a Sir Fox lamp picture I found on the web. Is this a design concept that keeps being rediscovered or what?
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I have a lovely original picture hanging on the wall in my study of a fox dressed as a fox hunter.
He is posing on a chair and smoking a cigar.On the wall behind him are pictures of his family all dressed in their finery.
I think this stuff probably comes partly from an anti-blood-sports idea.Look at the book ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ by Roald Dahl or any book in the Reynard tradition.
He is nature’s gentleman thief and certainly a bit of a bounder.. but with a kind heart.
Also the idea that man’s assumed supremecy over nature can very easily be bounded upon and easily superceded by it.Nature will ultimately end up in Man’s clothing.
Your Sir Fox picture sounds very interesting. I have not seen anything of the sort you describe. I think your explanation has a lot of merit.