Wholecloth


Quilt Index Record: 46-7A-BB

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
DAR Museum
InstProjNameF003a
Permanent Collection
InstInvContrNumF004
91.61

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Wholecloth
AltNameF011
Dr. Syntax
OverallWidthF12a
72 1/2 inches
OverallLengthF012b
86 inches
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
PredomColorsF014
Beige or Tan
Blue
OverallColorF14b
Two color
OverCondF015
Good/moderate use
DateQuiltF023
1800-1849
DateFinishF023b
1812-1825

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Wholecloth

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing

Quilt back materials and construction

FabFiberTypesF040
Linen
ColorBackingF040b
White
NumPiecesF042
3
WidthPiecesF042a
7, 79 1/2, 9 1/2
DescBackF043
Same fabric used throughout

Quilt binding

ConstrucBindF046
Edges turned in/ no separate binding

Quilt batting

MatUsedF048
Cotton
BattLoftF048a
Medium (3/16?)

Quilting description

QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
cotton
ThrColorF049b
white
NumStitchedF050
6
NumStitchF051
6
DesignF052a
Grid diamond

Quilt provenance

ProvStateF057d
Virginia (VA)
ProvCountryF057f
USA
QuiltHistF059
A wholcloth quilt featuring a toile of Dr. Syntax. The main character, the man in the coat, wig, and three cornered hat, is Dr. Syntax, a character in a series of satirical poems by William Combe (under the pseudonym of Alfred Crowquill) illustrated by Thomas Rowlandson and published by R. Ackermann between about 1812 and 1822. Rowlandson (1756-1827) was one of England's greatest caricaturists, who commented on politics and society of his day. Dr. Syntax was a fictional clergyman/schoolmaster who was introduced in "Dr. Syntax In Search of the Picturesque," a satire on William Gilpin's popular and influential illustrated guidebooks extolling the romantic appreciation of landscape. The Doctor took three "Tours." See file for printouts of the original images, which are slightly different from the versions in the toile, and for their identification.

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Unknown

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnershipF082
Public-Other
OwnerNameF082a
DAR Museum
OwnerCityF084
Washington, DC
OwnerStateF086
Washington D.C.
OwnerCountryF086b
USA
OwnerZipF087
20006

Image Information

InvenNumF075
DARMuseum_91.61[12086].jpg
ImageConF075a
Full view of quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Digital
AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
DAR Museum
CreditLineF080b
DAR Museum
CopyRestF080c
DAR Museum
DistribRestF080d
DAR Museum
DisplayResF080e
DAR Museum
LicenseF080f
DAR Museum

File Information

function
Image - medium display (250-550 pixels)
file_medium
image
file_format
jpeg
Contributing Institutions
MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University, Michigan State University Museum, Alliance For American Quilts
Publisher
Quilt Index
Resource Type
StillImage

data verification

verify
yes
verifiedby
Vis, Virginia
dateverified
9
6
2006
CE

File Upload

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Detail Images

Detail 1
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Detail 1 Caption
Detail

Detail Images


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Detail

Additional Records

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