Artwork Information

  • Title:

    Quilt

  • Artist:

    Wade, Clarissa Emeline

  • Artist Bio:

    American, 1837–1909

  • Date:

    1857

  • Medium:

    Appliquйd and quilted cotton

  • Dimensions:

    90 1/2 x 105 inches

  • Credit Line:

    Wichita Art Museum, Gift of the artist in memory of the Wade Family

  • Object Number:

    1984.46

  • Display:

    Not Currently on Display


About the Artwork

Quilts made in America during the first half of the 19th century frequently used a palette of red and green fabrics. This reflected the primary color scheme employed in many American houses at the time. Carpets, draperies, and upholstery were commonly found in red and green hues.