Friesian Cows cross stitch pattern was inspired by the 1916 woodcut ‘Cows’ by Dutch painter and graphic artist Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita.
It’s a simple design of two Friesian cows resting on a hill, under rolling clouds. And the artist’s unique insignia is reproduced in the top left corner.
Stitching only the black stitches on white Aida cloth, this design looks simple enough — but you might find the twisting blades of grass a bit tricky.
Friesian Cows cross stitch measures 61.7 x 28.8cm (25,548 stitches) when stitched on 14 count black Aida cloth. For an easier stitchin experience, tour download pack includes an extra chart that has been formatted for Pattern Keeper App.
Samuel Jessurun De Mesquita lived between 1868 and 1944 and painted in the Art Nouveau style. He was also a teacher and graphic designer. His artworks were often in black and white, depicting a range of wild animals and birds, fantastical scenes, portraits, and still life.
Look for more Art Nouveau designs in our store by Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita.