Bedspread: Robinson Crusoe

Quilt

American (French textile)
about 1810–20


Object Place: Nantes, France

Dimensions

297 x 300 cm (116 15/16 x 118 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

58.1174

Medium or Technique

Cotton print; quilted

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Quilted chintz bedspread “Robinson Crusoe”. Natural cotton tabby-woven ground, printed with copper plate in mauve. Shows four scenes: Crusoe on raft, Crusoe at table, Crusoe watching one negro carrying another, Crusoe looking at footprints on ground. Bedspread shaped with pillow cover, scalloped side valances and foot valance. Plain cottom sewn to top. A few brown stains. Two holes. Chintz signed: “F. Pieters”.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jessie A. McDonald