Embroidered picture: Festival of Britain

British
1951


Dimensions

Height x width: 13 1/2 x 17 in. (34.3 x 43.2 cm)

Accession Number

2011.2326

Medium or Technique

Cotton

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Off-white sampler with embroidered images celebrating the British Festival of 1951. British flag in the top center with the words “FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN” underneath. Profile of a soldier in helmet at the bottom center. To the sides are other icons of the UK: red rose, shamrock and also embroidered scenes from the festival. Border has thin black and blue lines.

Provenance

By 2011, with Chris Saunders of Sotherans, London; 2011, sold by Saunders to Jean and Frederic Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2011, year-end gift of the Sharfs to the MFA. (Accession date: January 25, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf