Handkerchief: Portraits of Churchill

British
early 1940s


Dimensions

Height x width: 13 x 13 1/2 in. (33 x 34.3 cm)

Accession Number

2011.2364

Medium or Technique

Silk (?)

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Green hankerchief with twelve black/white portraits of Churchill around the border. In the center is the most iconic image of Churchill (with a cigar and tophat) and also two British flags.

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