Handkerchief: Capture of Berlin

British
early 1940s


Dimensions

Height x width: 10 3/4 x 11 in. (27.3 x 27.9 cm)

Accession Number

2011.2367

Medium or Technique

Silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White hankerchief with red border. Each corner has a stream of beige trucks/soldiers leading from the corner towards the center of the hankerchief. Each stream is accompanied by a flag (Russian, USA, British, French) and separated from one another by airplanes and battleships. In the center is a building with the word “BERLIN” printed in red on top.

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