#222 - Hound Pointing by Constant Troyon
- Number of Colors: 44
- Stitch Count: 177w x 228h
- Aida cloth color: white
- Finished Size when stitched on 14 count fabric:12 3/4"w x16 1/4"h
- no backstitching.
This is the celebrated Hound Pointing by Constant Troyon (1810-1865), now
housed in The Museum of Fine Arts, in Boston, Massachusetts. As a highly
esteemed member of the venerable French Academy, Constant Troyon enjoyed success
during his lifetime, and his memorable paintings of rural animals can be
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 placing us
immediately behind the dog, among the wind-swept leaves and scrub of a wide
ditch, Hound Pointing invites us to emotionally partake in the energetic scene.
The pointer's elegant turn marks its sudden thrill, as it balances, sniffing
the air - perhaps picking up the scent of a hidden squirrel or rabbit.
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 enthusiast,
can recreate this masterpiece with an equal verve and sense of the 'woodsy'