Quilts (Victoria and Albert Museum)

Author, ‘His Constant Penelope: Epic tales and domestic narratives in the George III Coverlet’ in Sue Prichard (editor), British Quilts: 1700-2010, Exhibition Catalogue, V&A 2010. Exhibition conference paper, ‘Piecing narratives, patchy history? The maker as editor in the George III coverlet.’

The ‘George III Coverlet’ with its 41 independent scenes, is an object that should be read, as much as appreciated for its complexity and technical skill. Images of warfare interlink with scenes of domestic life, as if The Illiad and The Odyssey had been updated and Britain was the new Ithaca.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *