Handkerchief: Drowning Nazi

British
early 1940s


Dimensions

Height x width: 12 1/2 x 12 in. (31.8 x 30.5 cm)

Accession Number

2011.2357

Medium or Technique

Silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Thin white hankerchief. In one corner is a Nazi drowning holding up a swastika as American troops in camoflage stand on the shore. Illustration is simple: water is rendered using a black curvy line with a small blue area directly under the drowning Nazi.

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