Black Brunswicker Cross Stitch Pattern

$13.05 USD

Cross stitch Emotive Farewell

Are you looking for your next cross stitch challenge? How about this stunning image of a departing officer from the Brunswick Ducal Field-Corps, farewelling his sweetheart?



The Black Brunswicker cross stitch pattern is a close replica of the famous John Everett Millais painting (1860). Millais was inspired by the Brunswick Cavalry at Waterloo, who (Millais writes were) “were nearly annihilated but performed prodigies of valour”. Also interesting to note is the male model for the painting — he was an actual solider and died in battle shortly after the sitting.

The Brunswickers

The Black Brunswickers were an infamous military unit from Germany who are remembered for their volunteer status, fearsome presence in battle, and (of course) handsome black uniforms.

The Project

This is a very large full coverage project that is more than 100cm along the tallest edge. That said, we think you’ll be delighted with the extraordinary detail including the silver skull on the soldier’s hat, the radiant satin gown of his lady love, the matching red bows, and etching of Napoleon in the background. Even the uniform buttons and boots have a lustrous sheen.

Pattern Keeper

Your download pack contains an extra chart that has been specially formatted for the Pattern Keeper App. Due to the size and complexity of this project, we recommend importing this chart into PK and using the App’s excellent features to mark your stitches and track your progress.

The Artist

John Everett Millais was part of the Pre-Raphaelite English painters and lived from 1829 – 1896. Millais was a child prodigy, and was already studying with the Royal Academy by age 11. He is famous for his gorgeous paintings of literary characters, religion and mythology. If you love large, full coverage projects like Hamlet’s Ophelia, browse our category dedicated to the artworks of Millais.

Additional information


Chart size


Grid Area: 380 x 574 stitches
Dimensions: 68.9cm x 104.1cm
Fabric: 14 count Aida cloth
Stitches: 218,210
Palette: 153

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