Quilt

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

ca. 1785

GUSN

GUSN-45513

Description

This portion of a red and white copperplate-printed quilt depicts several scenes from American history. Each scene is surrounded by a medallion border. They include: Baron Steuben, C.J. Morris, Dr. Franklin, Washington, Huntington, Thompson, Drayton, Norris, and Adams. The title of the full print, based on engravings by Benoit Louis Prevost after the drawings of Pierre Eugene Du Simitiere, is "America presenting at the Altar of Liberty Medallions of her Illustrious Sons" This was a portion of a quilt originally owned, and marked, by H. D. Coffin. See file for details.

Details

Descriptive Terms

quilts
QUILT

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Accession Number

1953.43