The Blue Boy

$9.99

by Thomas Gainsborough

The Blue Boy cross-stitch pattern by Thomas Gainsborough (XL size, High color, Full DMC palette)

Size

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Extra large is for detailed images when you are willing to commit the time and materials to getting the absolute finest results.

Colors

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High color is for very colorful patterns or the smoothest possible gradients with less noticeable dithering.

Palette

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