Henry Clay Feathered Star Quilt

American
about 1844


Dimensions

Height x width: 87 x 90 in.

Accession Number

2013.1565

Medium or Technique

Printed cotton plain weave; pieced and quilted

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Nine block of eight-pointed stars created in navy and white triangles; three quilted blocks across by three blocks down. The central square includes a portrait of Henry Clay taken from a campaign flag. Clay’s face appears in a medallion which is surrounded by stars.

Provenance

August 1987, sold by Rex Stark, Bellingham, MA to Robin and Julie Powell, Villanova, PA; 2013, gift of Powell to the MFA. (Accession date: September 25, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of Julie Powell