Floral Motifs on Early Chintz
Gentiana acaulis - Stemless Gentian
Gentiana acaulis (Stemless Gentian) picture courtesy of the Charleston Museum, Charleston, South Carolina, from the Gracy Drummond Quilt, dated 1844
Gentiana acaulis (Stemless  Gentian) growing in the Denver Botanic Garden's alpine garden
Gentiana acaulis (Stemless Gentian) from Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Vol. 2, Plate 52, 1788
Common Names: Stemless Gentian, Trumpet Gentian, Dwarf Gentian, Large Flowered Gentian 
Description: Gentiana acaulis (Stemless Gentian) is a member of the Gentian family (Gentianaceae).  The Hortus Kewensis, ed. 2, vol. 2 records this species as native to Wales. 
Quilts with this Gentiana acaulis (Stemless Gentian) motif: 
  • Charleston Museum, Gracy Drummond Quilt, Object Number 2011.026, dated 1844
Chintz with this Gentiana acaulis (Stemless Gentian) motif: 
  • None known at this time

                                Additional Gentiana acaulis (Stemless Gentian) Motifs 
Gentiana acaulis (Stemless Gentian) from the Applique medallion quilt, Sophia Myers Pearce, Baltimore, Cotton, 1996.0011, Museum purchase with partial gift of Helen Denison Heaton, Courtesy of Winterthur Museum
Quilts with this Gentiana acaulis (Stemless Gentian) motif: 
  • Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Sophia Myers Pearce Quilt, Object Number1996.0011, c.1830-1840 
  • American Folk Art Museum, Cut-Out Chintz Quilt with Chintz Border, Accession Number 2003.1.2, 1835-1850 
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art, Mary Firth Bedcover, The Fine Art of Textiles: Philadelphia Museum of Art, p. 94, Object Number 1962-44-1, 1825-1830
  • Private Collection, Pieced Quilt, Connecticut, New Discoveries in American Quilts, p.18, 1820-1830  

Chintz with this Gentiana acaulis (Stemless Gentian) motif: 
  • Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Printed Furniture Chintz, Object Numbers 1966.0089A-K, c.1840
                                     More Gentiana acaulis (Stemless Gentian) Motifs
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Quilts each with a different Gentiana acaulis (Stemless Gentian) motif: 
  • The Private Collection of Catherine Waring Barnes and George S. Barnes, Pieced and Appliqued Star Quilt Made by Catherine Ann Waring Waring, A Maryland Album: Quiltmaking Traditions 1634-1934, p. 74, 1840-1850 
  • Byron and Sara Rhodes Dillow Collection, International Quilt Museum, Chintz Applique Album Quilt Made by Lydia Corliss and Lily Corliss, IQSC 2008.040.0005, dated 1843

   ©  Updated 11/15/2020      Author: Terry Terrell