Floral Motifs on Early Chintz
Narcissus sp. - Daffodil
Common Names:  Depending on species or cultivar - daffodil, narcissus, jonquil, daffadowndilly

Description: Narcissus sp.  (Daffodil) is a member of the Amaryllis Family (Amaryllidaceae). The genus Narcissus has about 50 species. The Hortus Kewensis, ed. 2, vol. 2 recorded seventeen species with three native to England and the rest listed as being from Spain, Portugal, the South of Europe, or the Levant. Because daffodils have been widely cultivated and hybridized there are hundreds of hybrids now in cultivation. The American Daffodil Society and the Royal Horticultural Society recognize thirteen divisions based on physical characteristics and genetic background.
 
Quilts with this Narcissus sp. (Daffodil, probably Division 7 - Jonquilla Daffodils or Division 8 - Tazetta Daffodils because of the multiple flowers per stem) motif: 
 
  • Private Collection of Mary Lacy Bost, Tree of Life Medallion by Sarah Alexander Harris Gilmer, North Carolina Quilts, pp. 40-42, 14 July, 1826
  • Private Collection of James Roy Caldwell, Bird of Paradise, Tree of Life Medallion Quilt by Rebecca Eloise Alexander McCoy,  North Carolina Quilts, pp. 44-45
 
Chintz with this Narcissus sp.  (Daffodil) motif: 
 
  • None known at this time

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Quilts with this Narcissus sp. (Daffodil, probably Division 7 - Jonquilla Daffodils or Division 8 - Tazetta Daffodils because of the multiple flowers per stem) motif: 
 
  • Charleston Museum, Chintz Applique Quilt, Object Number 1988.16.1, c. 1830
 
Chintz with this Narcissus sp.  (Daffodil) motif: 
 
  • None known at this time






















Quilts with this Narcissus sp. (Daffodil, probably Division 7 - Jonquilla Daffodils or Division 8 - Tazetta Daffodils because of the multiple flowers per stem) motif: 
 
  • None known at this time
 
Chintz with this Narcissus sp.  (Daffodil) motif: 
 
  • The Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Textile Panel Object Number 1969.3592, 1850-1855 








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The following quilts and chintz have a different Narcissus sp.  (Daffodil) motif from that above but the same as each other: 
 


This chintz has a different Narcissus sp.  (Daffodil) motif from those listed above: 
 





©  Updated 10/25/2018     Author: Terry Terrell
Narcissus sp.  (Daffodil) from the Charleston Museum, Chintz Applique Quilt, Object Number 1988.16.1. Courtesy of The Charleston Museum, Charleston, South Carolina
Narcissus sp.  (Daffodil) courtesy, Winterthur Museum, DETAIL-Printed textile, 1850-1855, England, Cotton, Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont, 1969.3592