Artwork Information

  • Title:


  • Artist:

    Gage, Fannie Kelly; Darby, Ella

  • Artist Bio:

    American, 1858–1956; American, 19th–20th century

  • Date:

    about 1930

  • Medium:

    AppliquГ©d and quilted cotton

  • Dimensions:

    94 5/8 x 75 inches

  • Credit Line:

    Wichita Art Museum, Gift of Martha E. Overall

  • Object Number:


  • Display:

    Not Currently on Display

About the Artwork

The two floral forms on this quilt are both stylized renditions of the tulip.  Charlotte de la Tour’s 1818 text Le Language des Fleurs (The Language of Flowers) asserted that tulips symbolized the declaration of love. It is likely that this quilt was made for a bridal trousseau or as a wedding gift.