Infant's quilted blanket (unfinished)

English, possibly American
early 18th century


Place of Use: Boston, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: probably England, possibly Boston

Dimensions

Overall: 75.6 x 81.3 cm (29 3/4 x 32 in.)

Accession Number

49.922

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave quilted, cotton filling

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Unfinished whole cloth quilt with overall dense foliate pattern that radiates from a central rose; unfinished edges show two layers of linen cloth; back shows tufts of cotton stuffing

Inscription

Written on fabric label sewn to object: "Probably infant 'bearing cloth' used at christening early 18th century Stoddard family Boston. Marked 1906 Georgiana Welles Sargent descendant."

Provenance

Possibly used by Mehetable Stoddard Hyslop (1719-1792) or her sisters, Mary Stoddard Chauncey (b. 1715) and Sarah Stoddard Greenough (1718-1778); Inherited by Mehetable Stoddard Hyslop's great-great-granddaughter Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent