Artwork Information

  • Title:

    Le Sacrifice du Minotaure

  • Artist:

    Fragonard, Theophile

  • Artist Bio:

    French, 1806–1876

  • Date:

    about 1831

  • Medium:

    Ink, colored pencil, and graphite on paperboard

  • Dimensions:

    5 1/2 x 7 9/16 inches

  • Credit Line:

    Wichita Art Museum, Gift of Berry Hill Galleries

  • Object Number:


  • Display:

    Not Currently on Display

About the Artwork


Quilt in the Mariner’s Compass pattern, about 1888

Pieced and quilted cotton

Wichita Art Museum, Gift of Dan R. Rouser


This quilt is a variation of the “Mariner’s Compass” pattern which traditionally is composed of 16 or 32 points radiating from a central circle to mimic the design of a magnetic compass. The Wichita Art Museum quilt displays circular medallions with 12 radiating points which most likely symbolize the hours of the day and reference the use of the position of the sun and stars for navigation.