Woman's scarf: "Festival of Britain 1951"

English
1951


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Height x width: 34 1/4 x 34 1/4 in. (87 x 87 cm)

Accession Number

2011.2298

Medium or Technique

Rayon?

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf