Choosing by George Frederic Watts
Counted cross stitch chart or kit from the Scarlet Quince Pre-Raphaelite Fine Art Collection.
George Frederic Watts, OM (23 February 1817 – 1 July 1904; sometimes spelled "George Frederick Watts") was a popular English Victorian painter and sculptor associated with the Symbolist movement. Watts became famous in his lifetime for his allegorical works, such as Hope and Love and Life. These paintings were intended to form part of an epic symbolic cycle called the "House of Life", in which the emotions and aspirations of life would all be represented in a universal symbolic language.
In this piece a young woman sniffs rapturously at orange camellia blossoms with glossy green leaves. Her own red hair and green dress echo the camellias. The model was the actress Ellen Terry to whom Watts was married. (Pre-Raphaelite, 1864)
Approx: 10" x 13" or 25 x 34cm - when worked on 18ct or 36ct.
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