This is the celebrated Hound Pointing by Constant Troyon (1810-1865),
housed in The Museum of Fine Arts, in Boston, Massachusetts.
As a highly
esteemed member of the venerable French Academy, Constant Troyon
during his lifetime, and his memorable paintings of rural animals
found in the world's greatest museums.
In this ingenious image of Hound Pointing, Troyon positions
the viewer in
the midst of the hunt, with its tension and excitement. Visually
immediately behind the dog, among the wind-swept leaves and
scrub of a wide
ditch, Hound Pointing invites us to emotionally partake in the
The pointer's elegant turn marks its sudden thrill, as it balances,
the air - perhaps picking up the scent of a hidden squirrel
Troyon's hound is all anticipation. Our team of artists has
translated the dynamic
Hound Pointing into an oversized chart so that you, the stitching
can recreate this masterpiece with an equal verve and sense
of the 'woodsy'
177w x 228h
when stitched on 14 count fabric:12 3/4"w x16 1/4"h
Caboodle by contemporary artist Tatiana Garmendia
captures a carefree summer outing in this amusing cross stitch design.
Give the kit or chart as a delightful surprise for your favorite cat
lover, or recreate this delightful picture to showcase in your own
As if summoned from
the world of fairy tales, the five lively kittens cheerfully ride
their bike. These dapper felines will pedal their way into the hearts
of children and adults alike. An uncomplicated project full of
240w X 160h
15" x 11.5" when stitched on 14 count light blue Aida cloth.
- Portrait of an Extraordinary Musical Dog by Philip Reinagle
This is the
delightful Portrait of an Extraordinary Musical Dog by
Philip Reinagle (1749-1833). As a member of the venerable Royal
Academy in London, Reinagle was a successful artist during his
lifetime, enjoying the acclaim and popularity accorded to proven
masters. Specializing in animal paintings, the sensitive artist
perfected his work without the romantic excesses that tragically
plagued so many of his peers and that now capture the contemporary
imagination. Rather, the artist's ordered environment is reflected in
the methodical world he recorded and created with command and clarity.
With his fanciful
musical score open, the canine pianist does not regard the inviting
landscape through the open window, as any common dog might. Instead,
the spaniel looks directly at his audience with the intensity of a
Haydn or Beethoven, perhaps caught in a moment of solitary
contemplation. Given the dignity and ingenuity of the spaniel in this
turn of the century masterpiece, it is understandable that Portrait of
an Extraordinary Musical Dog remains one of the most popular holdings
of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. Our team of European
trained artists have translated this memorable picture into an
oversized chart so that you can recreate this priceless treasure for
225w X 179h
16" x 12Ê" when stitched on 14 count white Aida cloth.
- Cats and Kittens by 19th Century Folk Artist
This is Cat and
Kittens, one of Americaís most acclaimed folk art paintings. Now
you can celebrate the love of home and hearth by recreating the
irresistible charm of this treasure from the National Gallery of Art
in Washington D.C. Far from being a simple glimpse of feline behavior,
this enchanting design is a symbol of motherhood, with the watchful
mother keeping guard over the playful kittens. Stitch this heart
warmer for your favorite cat lover, or give to your mother or daughter
as a special gift.
Painted in a
realistic style, the personalities of the cats are clearly defined by
intimate gestures, even as refined tastes of the painter are
represented by the embroidered fabric and sober wallpaper. Our
adaptation of Cat and Kittens is a humble yet stylish vignette
that will bring you countless hours of satisfaction.
210w X 180h
15" x 13" when stitched on 14 count white Aida cloth.
- Mother, Child & Cat from the Vienna Secession
Mother, Child & Cat, is an adaptation of a decorative lithograph
from the Vienna Secession. For decorative impact, stitch this design
and finish it as a hanging scroll or framed needlework. The bright
colors and patterned forms will make a great addition to any country
or contemporary decor. An example of Jugesndstil (the style of
youth), this Art Nouveau design combines simplicity and control with
picture is housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art where the
delightful spirit of this ornamental picture continues to fascinate
all those who see it. Your guests will be equally fascinated when they
see the subtle patterns and blazing flowers in your sun room or den.
93w X 248h
7" x 13.25" when stitched on 14 count white Aida cloth.
This is the
magnificent Seated Cat by 17th century Chinese artist
Chu Ling. Lordly and dignified, this black and white cat will
add a touch of the noble orient to your decor. Impressive in size,
this simple to stitch design looks gorgeous as a hanging bell pull, or
as a framed centerpiece in any room needing a lift.
Created around 1800
by the celebrated court painter Chu Ling, this ample feline rests like
a sated Buddha while contemplating the flowers and sunshine of a
spring day. The original watercolor is housed in the Metropolitan
Museum of Art, but with our authentic adaptation, you too bring his
commanding beauty to your home.
120w X 279h
8.5" x 20" when stitched on 14 count ZWEIGART color #13 Aida cloth.