Peacocks and Peonies I by John La Farge
Cross stitch chart or kit from the Scarlet Quince Birds Fine Art Collection.
John La Farge (March 31, 1835 - November 14, 1910) was an American painter, muralist, stained glass window maker, decorator, and writer.
He grew up in New York in a prosperous and cultivated French-speaking household. He received his first artistic training at the age of six from his maternal grandfather, an amateur architect and miniature painter. While at Columbia Grammar School, he learnt English watercolour techniques and afterwards studied briefly with George Inness's teacher, the landscape painter Gignoux. In 1856, while touring Europe, he spent a few weeks in Thomas Couture's studio. Returning to New York via England, he was impressed by the Pre-Raphaelite paintings at the Manchester Art Treasures exhibition of 1857 and later said that they had influenced him when he began to paint. In 1859 he decided to devote himself to art and moved to Newport, RI, to study with William Morris Hunt.
A domed stained-glass window showing a peacock sitting on a peony tree bearing red and white flowers, with another peacock at the base of the tree. The background is a deep blue sky above an intensely green hill. The border of the window consists of abstract geometric and floral elements. The background (upper corners) is not stitched, and white fabric is recommended. This design is also available without the borders, Peacocks and Peonies I (detail) and the companion window, Peacocks and Peonies II. (Art Nouveau, 1893).
Approx: 17" x 40" or 43 x 101cm - when worked on 18ct.
You can also choose to have this design in kit form - list of DMC threads used.