Tuesday, September 25, 2007

A Young Girl Reading


Mama did at least three versions of this needlepoint depicting Jean-Honore Fragonard's A Young Girl Reading. My mother has had one for as long as I can remember, my Aunt Kathy has one, and a smaller version was created as a wedding gift for wife and I in 1999. The original painting hangs in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. (click for larger image).

3 comments:

Tomas said...

By far the most luscious needlepoint you've ever posted. Just fantastic needlepointing. (My gosh, is that even the right term for it? LOL.) Keep those needlepoints coming, I want to download the full set of your grandmother's needlepoints.

Tomas said...

Did you know that Frank Miller loved needlepoint art? It's true www.wikipedia.com/frankmillerlovedneedlepoint

Tony Marine said...

Wouldn't it be cool if Frank Miller needlepointed (yes, that's right) an entire issue of Batman?! Mama would be so proud...