Quilt No.301ASA - Art Gallery of South Australia

Art Gallery of South Australia
Owner: 
Art Gallery of South Australia
Location: 
SA Adelaide
Maker
Maker: 
Henretta Stanton
Made in
ENGLAND
Date: 
1851 - 1880
Description: 
Patchwork quilt in the Tumbling Block pattern in light and dark silks in bright colours. On both sides and at the bottom is a wide border in Tumbling Blocks, the pattern vertical at the sides and forming a triangle centre bottom, with an edge on both sides of two black bands with pieced diamonds between. Made for a poster bed. Hand sewn.
1790 x 1750mm
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.
772A74

Story: 

Henrietta Stanton was born in London in 1840, daughter of a jeweller, 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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