The Rose Tree

The Rose Tree

1940
Artist
Charlotte Jane Whitehill, American, 1866-1964
Born: Wisconsin
Work Locations: Kansas, Denver, CO
Active Years: 1929-1945
Locale
Denver, CO
quilt
hand appliquéd cotton; hand quilted
Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Charlotte Jane Whitehill
1955.50
Charlotte Jane Whitehill (American). The Rose Tree. 1940. hand appliquéd cotton; hand quilted. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Charlotte Jane Whitehill. 1955.50.
Dimensions
length: 92 in, 233.6800 cm; width: 91 in, 231.1400 cm
Inscription
The Rose Tree 1940 / Made in Denver / By Charlotte J. Whitehall / Basted by Alice Garwood / Original verry (sic) old
Department
Textile Art and Fashion
Collection
Textile Art and Fashion-American
The bold tasseled border swags that echo the curving floral branches of the nine main motifs make this one of Whitehall's most striking works. In the emobroidered inscription onthe back, she states that the original quilt that served as her model was very old, but gives no further information.
Known Provenance
Gifted May 1955 by the artist [Charlotte Jane Cline Whitehill, Denver, CO, 1866-1964] to Denver Art Museum
Exhibition History
  • "Preserving Patterns: The Quilts of Charlotte Jane Whitehill," June 30 - December 9, 2001 (DAM)

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