Handkerchief: Liberation of Paris - Vive la France

British
early 1940s


Dimensions

Height x width: 10 1/2 x 11 in. (26.7 x 27.9 cm)

Accession Number

2011.2366

Medium or Technique

Silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White hankerchief with blue and red striped border. Middle is very colorful and full with sky, planes, soldiers marching, military tanks and slogans, “VIVE LA FRANCE, “VIVENT LES ALLIES” In the center of the hankerchief is the Arc du Triumpth with French, British, and American flags flying overhead.

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