The Blue Boy

$9.99

by Thomas Gainsborough

The Blue Boy Cross Stitch Pattern by Thomas Gainsborough
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487 x 720 in 156 colors

Description

One of Gainsborough's best known works, The Blue Boy was long thought to be a portrait of Jonathan Buttall (1752–1805), the son of a wealthy hardware merchant, because of his early ownership of the painting. This identification has never been proven and as Susan Sloman argued in 2013, the likely sitter is Gainsborough's nephew, Gainsborough Dupont (1754-1797). It is a historical costume study as well as a portrait; the youth appears in clothing from the 17th century as the artist's homage to Anthony van Dyck and is very similar to Van Dyck's portraits of young boys, especially his double portrait of brothers George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham and Lord Francis Villiers.

This pattern will enable you to reproduce the image using the medium of cross-stitch or diamond painting. The custom charting technology we developed produces the highest quality cross-stitch and diamond-art patterns available with new levels of detail and color matching to accurately reproduce the images in whatever size and color combination you prefer. Not every image will look as good with the lowest colors at extra small size but not every image needs maximum colors at extra large size. We create every combination and provide accurate mockups so you can select the pattern that is right for you.

You can be confident that the pattern you buy from us will produce a piece that you will be proud to hang on your wall or gift to a loved one, to be admired for generations to come.

Patterns are available to download in PDF format immediately after purchase and will also appear in our pattern viewer and tracking application. This is the pattern only and does not include any paper copy or the materials you need to complete the project - you can purchase these from your local crafting store or online supplier of choice and the pattern will detail the number of skeins required based on the material type and stitching style you use.

Color Palette

The complete color palette including DMC code, description and stitch count for the selected pattern is shown below. The downloaded PDF pattern or our app will give you the complete estimate of thread-skeins required based on the canvas type and number of strands used for stitching.

Code
Description
Count
500
V DK Blue Green
61,841
3799
V DK Pewter Gray
48,641
823
DK Navy Blue
45,087
844
Ultra DK Beaver Gray
30,690
935
DK Avocado Green
23,901
934
Black Avocado Green
11,811
3787
DK Brown Gray
10,898
839
DK Beige Brown
10,515
336
Navy Blue
8,303
939
V DK Navy Blue
6,717
936
V DK Avocado Green
6,348
924
V DK Gray Green
5,349
3011
DK Khaki Green
5,324
779
DK Cocoa
5,045
3021
V DK Brown Gray
4,701
319
V DKPistachio Green
3,570
930
DK Antique Blue
3,350
3790
Ultra DK Beige Gray
3,232
931
MD Antique Blue
3,132
3750
V DK Antique Blue
2,562
610
DK Drab Brown
2,376
645
V DK Beaver Gray
2,326
3031
V DK Mocha Brown
2,233
535
V LT Ash Gray
2,213
820
V DK Royal Blue
2,085
3768
DK Gray Green
1,955
161
Gray Blue
1,889
730
V DK Olive Green
1,882
895
V DK Hunter Green
1,858
632
Ultra V DK Desert Sand
1,821
30
Agate
1,683
501
DK Blue Green
1,333
3807
Cornflower Blue
1,333
792
DK Cornflower Blue
1,285
3816
Celadon Green
1,280
829
V DK Golden Olive
1,185
3012
MD Khaki Green
1,084
317
Pewter Gray
1,058
04
Wet Bitumen
1,029
550
V DK Violet
1,007
937
MD Avocado Green
875
154
V DK Grape
816
561
V DK Jade
791
932
LT Antique Blue
713
415
Pearl Gray
710
890
Ultra DK Pistachio Green
690
158
MD V DK Cornflower Blue
656
3362
DK Pine Green
620
801
DK Coffee Brown
571
840
MD Beige Brown
526
3022
MD Brown Gray
504
640
V DK Beige Gray
450
3863
MD Mocha Beige
426
334
MD Baby Blue
408
3808
Ultra V DK Turquoise
403
163
MD Celadon Green
394
869
V DK Hazelnut Brown
385
927
LT Gray Green
367
3041
MD Antique Violet
354
3858
MD Rosewood
304
3032
MD Mocha Brown
303
3363
MD Pine Green
270
841
LT Beige Brown
266
3346
Hunter Green
252
986
V DK Forest Green
247
318
LT Steel Gray
244
06
Creamy Vegetable
190
647
MD Beaver Gray
187
3772
V DK Desert Sand
171
648
LT Beaver Gray
161
3052
MD Green Gray
147
371
Mustard
143
420
DK Hazelnut Brown
133
758
V LT Terra Cotta
128
407
DK Desert Sand
122
992
LT Aquamarine
115
159
LT Gray Blue
108
320
MD Pistachio Green
106
738
V LT Tan
99
167
V DK Yellow Beige
94
3023
LT Brown Gray
86
02
Tin Oxide
85
938
Ultra DK Coffee Brown
83
168
V LT Pewter
83
3024
V LT Brown Gray
82
3864
LT Mocha Beige
80
797
Royal Blue
79
3064
Desert Sand
75
352
LT Coral
74
3817
LT Celadon Green
73
3033
V LT Mocha Brown
70
370
MD Mustard
68
822
LT Beige Gray
68
433
MD Brown
67
21
Burgundy Red
64
3782
LT Mocha Brown
61
402
V LT Mahogany
59
312
V DK Baby Blue
57
945
Tawny
54
315
MD DK Antique MauVe
53
3815
DK Celadon Green
53
152
MD LT Shell Pink
52
3848
MD Teal Green
48
966
MD Baby Green
41
754
LT Peach
39
3827
Pale Golden Brown
36
356
MD Terra Cotta
35
734
LT Olive Green
34
435
V LT Brown
33
760
Salmon
30
3825
Pale Pumpkin
28
3828
Hazelnut Brown
26
3866
Ultra V LT Mocha Brown
26
223
LT Shell Pink
25
471
V LT AVocado Green
24
353
Peach
23
677
V LT Old Gold
21
712
Cream
21
729
MD Old Gold
20
3813
LT Blue Green
19
3747
V LT Blue Violet
19
3856
Ultra V LT Mahogany
17
739
Ultra V LT Tan
15
3047
LT Yellow Beige
14
3833
LT Raspberry
13
369
V LT Pistachio Green
12
3810
DK Turquoise
12
3721
DK Shell Pink
10
3830
Terra Cotta
9
791
V DK Cornflower Blue
8
3046
MD Yellow Beige
6
3328
DK Salmon
6
3733
Dusty Rose
5
827
V LT Blue
5
25
Colchicum
5
3814
Aquamarine
5
745
LT Pale Yellow
4
921
Copper
4
951
LT Tawny
3
680
DK Old Gold
3
900
DK Burnt Orange
3
3811
V LT Turquoise
3
898
V DK Coffee Brown
3
975
DK Golden Brown
2
221
V DK Shell Pink
2
309
DK Rose
2
23
Flower of Apple Tree
2
746
Off White
2
3756
Ultra V LT Baby Blue
2
833
LT Golden Olive
2
918
DK Red Copper
1
3776
LT Mahogany
1
165
V LT Moss Green
1
3822
LT Straw
1
505
Jade Green
1
762
V LT Pearl Gray
1

All our patterns are the highest quality that can be created for the given size and color constraints. Occasionally this results in some threads that are only used for a handful of stitches in a pattern but we include them because they are the best matches for those colors. You can stitch them as-is or you can use your own judgement and may decide to replace them with another similar color that is already used elsewhere in the pattern. Use our closest DMC thread-color lookup tool to select candidates for replacement.

Image Sizes

Patterns can be used with any canvas type, all that will change is the physical dimensions of the completed image. To allow for mounting a cross-stitch piece in a frame we recommend a canvas size with at least 3 additional inches on each edge.

Completed Image Size Suggested Canvas Size
Canvas Type Width Height Width Height
11 Count Aida 44 ¼" 65 ½" 50 ¼" 71 ½"
14 Count Aida 34 ¾" 51 ½" 40 ¾" 57 ½"
16 Count Aida 30 ½" 45" 36 ½" 51"
18 Count Aida 27" 40" 33" 46"
20 Count Aida 24 ¼" 36" 30 ¼" 42"
22 Count Hardanger 22 ¼" 32 ¾" 28 ¼" 38 ¾"
25 Count Evenweave 19 ½" 28 ¾" 25 ½" 34 ¾"
28 Count Evenweave 17 ½" 25 ¾" 23 ½" 31 ¾"
32 Count Evenweave 15 ¼" 22 ½" 21 ¼" 28 ½"

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