Quilt No.302ASA - Art Gallery of South Australia

Art Gallery of South Australia
Owner: 
Art Gallery of South Australia
Location: 
SA Adelaide
Maker
Maker: 
Henrietta Stanton
Made in
ENGLAND
Date: 
1851 - 1880
Description: 
Patchwork quilt or table covering dark and light silks in bright colours, pieced from diamond shapes into stars with black patches between the stars. Plain and patterned silks are used for the stars. Border is made from a single row of Tumbling Blocks in plain silks with an edging on each side of truncated black diamonds on blue on the inside, orange on the outer edge. There is a star pieced of diamonds in each corner. Hand sewn.
1830 x 1800mm
History: 

Made by Henrietta Stanton (born Rodwell), in Norfolk, England, c.1860s-1870s. Given to the maker's youngest child, and her daughter, by an aunt in England in 1949. Donated to the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, in 1977 by Miss C. Magarey.
772A75

Story: 

Henrietta Stanton was born in London in 1840, daughter of a jewller, marrying William Stanton around 1862. She and her husband both died in 1925. The quilt was made in Norfolk, England, and donated to the Art Gallery of South Australia by the maker's grand-daughter, whose mother was the youngest of Mrs. Stanton's ten children. It was given to the donor and her mother by an aunt when in England in 1949.

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