Ehret Die Frauen by Marianne Stokes
Counted cross stitch chart or kit from the Scarlet Quince Medieval Fine Art Collection.
Marianne Stokes (1855 – 1927 London), born Marianne Preindlsberger in the Austrian province of Styria, was an Austrian painter. She settled in England after her marriage to Adrian Scott Stokes (1854-1935), the landscape painter, whom she had met in Pont-Aven. Marianne Stokes was considered one of the leading artists in Victorian England.
A medieval-style tapestry design inspired by and illustrating a verse by Schiller praising the feminine virtues. The Gothic lettering at the top says:
Ehret die frauen sie flechten und weben
himmlische rosen ins irdische leben
Honor to the women, they braid and weave
heavenly roses into earthly life.
From left to right, the figures represent Protection (Schutz) - a woman in armor; Nurture (Pflege) - a mother giving a bowl of milk to a wild little boy wearing only a skin; Love (Liebe) - a mother nestling a baby in her arms; Wisdom (Wissen) - a woman holding a lantern and a hornbook up to a child in a hooded cloak; and Fidelity (Treue) - a woman in chain mail. The background is rose vines and other flowers on blue with a border of laurel leaves. (1912).
Approx: 18" x 26" or 46 x 66cm - when worked on 18ct or 36ct.
You can also choose to have this design in kit form - list of DMC threads used.