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A Call To Arms by Edmund Blair Leighton

Counted cross stitch chart or kit from the Scarlet Quince Pre-Raphaelite Fine Art Collection.

Edmund Blair Leighton (21 September 1853 - 1 September 1922) was an English painter associated with the Pre-Raphaelite and Romantic styles.

Leighton was the son of the artist Charles Blair Leighton. He was educated at University College School, before becoming a student at the Royal Academy Schools. He married Katherine Nash in 1885 and they went on to have a son and daughter. He exhibited annually at the Royal Academy from 1878 to 1920.

Leighton was a fastidious craftsman, producing highly-finished, decorative pictures. It would appear that he left no diaries, and though he exhibited at the Royal Academy for over forty years, he was never an Academician or an Associate.

A Tudor-era nobleman and his bride are greeted as they leave the church by an excited knight in full armour bringing a summons to war. The groom wears a brocade doublet trimmed with fur, hose, a fur cap, and carries a dagger. The bride's gown is white satin with gold embroidery and trimmed with white fur. Across the street, people are leaning from the windows of the houses for a glimpse of the wedding party, to hear and pass the news, and watch the crowds of soldiers and villagers in the street. (Pre-Raphaelite, 1888).

Approx: 19" x 28" or 48 x 71cm - when worked on 18ct or 36ct.

You can also choose to have this design in kit form - list of DMC threads used.

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