#143 - Seal Rock by Albert Bierstadt
- Number of Colors: 48
- Stitch Count: 237w X 207h
- Finished Size: 17" x 14æ" when stitched on 14 count white Aida cloth.
This is the magnificent Seal Rock by the renown American master Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902). Although born in Germany, Bierstadt's family moved to Massachusetts when he was just two years old, and it was in his adopted homeland were the artist would find the inspiration for his life's work. With his spellbinding depictions of nature's unspoiled majesty, this enterprising artist became the most honored of 19th century American artists.
In the Seal Rock, Bierstadt captures the drama and beauty of the American Pacific coast with theatrical tension and uncontested skill. On the right, a proud promontory rises from the foaming surf to provide a rocky playground for a group of frolicking seals. Wet and glistening from their last swim, they arch their curious heads in every direction. This engaging picture is now housed in the New Britain Museum of American Art in Connecticut, where it continues to enchant art lovers. Our team of European trained artists has translated its eloquence into an oversized chart so that you, the stitching enthusiast, can recreate this priceless treasure.