Mountain of the Holy Cross by Thomas Moran
Cross stitch chart or kit from the Scarlet Quince Hudson River School Fine Art Collection.
Thomas Moran (February 12, 1837 - August 25, 1926) from Bolton, England was an American painter and printmaker of the Hudson River School whose work often featured the Rocky Mountains. Thomas Moran along with Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Hill, and William Keith are sometimes referred to as belonging to the Rocky Mountain School of landscape painters because of all of the Western landscapes made by this group.
The Hudson River School was a mid-19th century American art movement embodied by a group of landscape painters whose aesthetic vision was influenced by romanticism. The paintings for which the movement is named depict the Hudson River Valley and the surrounding area, including the Catskill, Adirondack, and the White Mountains; eventually works by the second generation of artists associated with the school expanded to include other locales.
This piece depicts a mist-shrouded mountain with deep intersecting ravines that form a snowy cross, with wooded slopes and a plunging creek in the foreground.
There is a mountain in the distant West
That, sun-defying, in its deep ravines
Displays a cross of snow upon its side.
- A Cross of Snow, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Located in the Holy Cross Wilderness, the cross can be seen only two or three months of the year and only from certain places. Though the mountain is real, Moran added the creek to improve his picture. (1875)
Approx: 13" x 17" or 34 x 44cm - when worked on 18ct.
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