Aunt Olivia Went in Search of Her Child
Date: 1904
Medium: Watercolor, graphite, and charcoal on illustration board
Dimensions: 24 7/8 × 15 7/8 in. (63.2 × 40.3 cm)
Illustration Citation: "The Thousand Quilt," by Annie Hamilton Donnell, in Harper's Magazine, December 1904
Credit Line: Gift of Thornton Oakley, 1951
Object Number: 1951-16
About: Shippen Green depicts the moment in the story when stern Aunt Olivia searches for her missing niece. Ultimately, she finds the girl making a quilt-of a thousand pieces-as a birthday gift for Olivia, softening the aunt's harsh attitude toward her.
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