| Artist Thomas Cole and poet William Cullen Bryant standing on a rock outcrop in the Catskill Mountains overlooking the Clove of the Catskills and Kaaterskill Falls. The painting was commissioned to celebrate the friendship of the two men, and the title was inspired by John Keats' Sonnet to Solitude which praises the healing aspect of nature:
Yet the sweet converse of an innocent mind,
Those words are images of thoughts refin'd,
Is my soul's a pleasure; and sure it must be
Almost the highest bliss of human-kind,
When to thy haunts two kindred spirits flee.
(Hudson River School, 1849) Stitch count 318 X 388.
For Petit Point we recommend using 2 threads on 24 count Congress cloth as there are many blended colours used in this pattern.