Handkerchief: Officer with flags

British
late 1910s


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2011.2362

Medium or Technique

Silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White hankerchief with green garland border and a ribbon running through the leaves with red, white, and green stripes. In the corner is a portrait of an officer surrounded by small flags on the bottom and large French and Italian flags 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