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,(Hudson River School, 1849)
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.
Counted cross stitch chart booklet (floss and fabric not included -- see what is included
318 x 388 stitches ■ 114 colors (DMC floss) ■ About 18" x 22" or 45 x 55 cm (on 18-count)