Wholecloth quilt

about 1825

Object Place: United States


240.5 x 255 cm (94 11/16 x 100 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Printed plain weave cotton; pieced and quilted

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Quilted wholecloth bedcover with cut-out corners for bed posts; made of imported English copperplate print with military encampment designed after satirical prints by Henry Bunbury (1750-1811). Design composed of three vignettes: 1) soldier standing beside woman wearing calash and pointing past palm tree at soldier and horseman; 2) horseman wearing tricorne hat approaching group of buildings and tents, soldier and two men with tricorne hats standing in front of tents; 3) two men wearing tricornes, one holding magnifying glass (?) standing beside cannon looking at rider being thrown from horse; printed with madder brown; pink and white floral printed cotton plain weave backing; hand quilted in pumpkin seed pattern; edges bound with striped cotton tape.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward R. Mitton