Miss Elizabeth Ingram was a prominent figure in the 18th century British society. She was the daughter of Charles Ingram, the 9th Viscount of Irvine, and was born in 1737. She was a fashionable and cultured woman who was widely admired for her beauty and wit. Her portrait, painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds in 1757, has become a popular free cross stitch pattern for many cross stitching enthusiasts.
The portrait shows Miss Elizabeth Ingram seated in a garden wearing a fashionable dress, a wide-brimmed hat, and holding a book. Her delicate features and soft expression are captured perfectly by Reynolds, who was a master of capturing the personality and character of his subjects in his portraits.
The portrait of Miss Elizabeth Ingram is significant for several reasons. Firstly, it is a reflection of the society of the time, where women were expected to be educated and cultured. The portrait shows Miss Ingram holding a book, which was a symbol of education and intellectual pursuits. The garden setting also reflects the importance of nature and the outdoors in 18th-century culture.
Furthermore, the portrait is significant for its artistic merit. Sir Joshua Reynolds was one of the most important portrait painters of the 18th century, and his work was highly influential. His portraits were characterized by their grandeur and elegance, and his use of color and composition was groundbreaking. The portrait of Miss Ingram is an excellent example of Reynolds' skill and talent as a painter.
Today, the portrait of Miss Elizabeth Ingram is still celebrated, and it has become a popular cross stitch pattern for many cross stitching enthusiasts. The pattern is suitable for both beginners and experienced cross stitchers, as it is relatively easy to follow and can be completed relatively quickly.
The pattern's popularity is due in part to the portrait's subject matter. The portrait of Miss Ingram is a beautiful and elegant design that captures the essence of 18th-century fashion and culture. The dress and hat worn by Miss Ingram are particularly appealing to cross stitchers who enjoy recreating historical fashion in their cross stitch designs.
The garden setting of the portrait is also popular among cross stitchers. The use of flowers and foliage in the portrait creates a sense of natural beauty and serenity that is often sought after by cross stitch enthusiasts. The design also provides an opportunity for cross stitchers to experiment with different stitches and colors, as they recreate the intricate details of the flowers and foliage in the pattern.
In addition to its beauty and historical significance, the portrait of Miss Elizabeth Ingram is also suitable for cross stitching enthusiasts because of its adaptability. The pattern can be customized in a variety of ways to suit individual preferences. The color scheme can be changed to match personal preferences, and the pattern can be resized to fit different fabrics and hoop sizes.
The portrait of Miss Elizabeth Ingram is a testament to the beauty and elegance of 18th-century British society. The portrait captures the personality and character of Miss Ingram perfectly, and it is a reflection of the cultural values and ideals of the time. The portrait has become a popular cross stitch pattern because of its beauty, historical significance, and adaptability.
Miss Elizabeth Ingram is an excellent choice for cross stitch enthusiasts who appreciate historical art and fashion. The portrait captures the essence of 18th-century British society and is a reflection of the cultural values and ideals of the time. The pattern is suitable for both beginners and experienced cross stitchers, and it provides an opportunity for creativity and customization. Whether enjoyed as a piece of art or recreated as a cross stitch pattern, the portrait of Miss Elizabeth Ingram is a beautiful and timeless work that continues to inspire and captivate us today.
This pattern was designed using the following materials:
Fabric: Aida 14, White 150w X 263h Stitches Size: 14 Count, 27.21w X 47.72h cm Floss Used for Full Stitches: Type Number Color DMC 167 Yellow Beige-VY DK DMC 300 Mahogany-VY DK DMC 310 Black DMC 414 Steel Gray-DK DMC 435 Brown-VY LT DMC 436 Tan DMC 437 Tan-LT DMC 535 Ash Gray-VY LT DMC 610 Drab Brown-DK DMC 632 Desert Sand-UL VY DK DMC 640 Beige Gray-VY DK DMC 647 Beaver Gray-MD DMC 676 Old Gold-LT DMC 738 Tan-VY LT DMC 745 Yellow-LT Pale DMC 801 Coffee Brown-DK DMC 823 Navy Blue-DK DMC 839 Beige Brown-DK DMC 840 Beige Brown-MD DMC 844 Beaver Brown-UL DK DMC 869 Hazelnut Brown-VY DK DMC 902 Garnet-VY DK DMC 934 Black Avocado Green DMC 938 Coffee Brown-UL DK DMC 939 Navy Blue-VY DK DMC 945 Tawny DMC 975 Golden Brown-DK DMC 3021 Brown Gray-VY DK DMC 3031 Mocha Brown-VY DK DMC 3064 Desert Sand DMC 3078 Golden Yellow-VY LT DMC 3371 Black Brown DMC 3750 Antique Blue-VY DK DMC 3768 Gray Green-DK DMC 3771 Terra Cotta-UL VY LT DMC 3781 Mocha Brown-DK DMC 3823 Yellow-UL Pale DMC 3825 Pumpkin-Pale DMC 3828 Hazelnut Brown DMC 3856 Mahogany-UL VY LT DMC 3862 Mocha Beige-DK DMC 3863 Mocha Beige-MD