Dancing Bears by William Holbrook Beard
Cross stitch chart or kit from the Scarlet Quince Animals Fine Art Collection.
A fanciful pair of bears dancing in a forest glade while two other bears look on. Beard was a very popular animal painter, especially favoring bears. He sometimes depicted animals realistically, but often his works were satires on human behavior. (c.1885)
William Holbrook Beard (April 13, 1825 – February 20, 1900) was an American painter. He was born in Painesville, Ohio. He studied abroad, and in 1861 moved to New York City, where, in 1862, he became a member of the National Academy of Design.
He was a prolific worker and a man of much inventiveness and originality, though of modest artistic endowment. His humorous treatment of bears, cats, dogs, horses and monkeys, generally with some human occupation and expression, usually satirical, gave him a great vogue at one time, and his pictures were largely reproduced.
Approx: 15" x 12" or 37 x 30cm - when worked on 18ct.
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