Circles with Radiating Rays
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Classification: Building Furnishings, Bedding, Quilt. Materials and Techniques: Pieced cotton. Style/Period/Movement: Physical Description: Alternating row pattern to give overall look of squares and circles with rays eminating from the circles. Predominantly red with green and lavender print in the alternating squares. The quilting is in the raynulls pattern. The border is of the same green and lavender printed fabric, and is quilted. The back is a blue print fabric. Exhibition History: Rothman Gallery, F&M College, PA, Fall 1994 and Autumn 1999. Collection or Donor: From the Robert L. Schaeffer Jr. Collection donated to the college in 1987. It is said that Schaeffer (American 1918-2001), an avid collector of American folk art, often crossed paths with the Duponts. The collection largely represents a narrow geographic region consisting of Pennsylvania German objects and was accumulated over four decades. Robert L. Schaeffer, Jr. purchased quilt from Hatti Brunner (1890-1982), Antiques dealer from Reinholds, Pennsylvania in the 1950nulls.
75 x 73 inches