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Mariana by John Everett Millais

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

Approx: 18" x 23" or 45 x 57cm - when worked on 18ct or 36ct.

Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Baronet, (1829 – 1896) was an English painter and illustrator and one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

Mariana is a 1851 oil-on-wood painting by John Everett Millais. The image is based on the solitary Mariana from William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, written between 1601 and 1606. In the play, Mariana was be to be married, but was rejected when her dowry was lost in a shipwreck. The painting is regarded as an example of Millais' "precision, attention to detail, and stellar ability as a colourist".

When it was first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1851, the display caption contained lines from Tennyson's "Mariana" (1830):

    She only said, 'My life is dreary,
      He cometh not,' she said;
    She said, 'I am aweary, aweary,'
      I would that I were dead!'

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

There are more fine art Millais designs from the Cross Stitch Collectibles Collection.

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