Woman's scarf: "Festival of Britain 1951"
Object Place: England
Height x width: 34 1/4 x 34 1/4 in. (87 x 87 cm)
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Lightweight white scarf with inner square of Festival of Britain structures depicted in thin black pen-like line with a small banner in center reading “Festival of Britain 1951” in curly cursive. Central portion is enclosed in a border of boats with banners flying. Thick outer border contains London sites labeled in cursive writing that emerges out of a thin line border. Landmarks depicted and labeled include “houses of parliament”, “marble arch”, and “st. james’s palace”. Some red, yellow, green coloring, but design is predominatly black line on white. No label.
By 2011, with Chris Saunders of Sotherans, London; 2011, purchased from Saunders by Jean and Frederic Sharf; 2011, gift of the Sharfs to the MFA (Accession date: December 30, 2011)
Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf