Handkerchief: Portraits of leaders with flags

British
late 1910s


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2011.2363

Medium or Technique

Silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White hankerchief. Circular medallions in each corner with a portrait of a leader in black/white. Two flags form an “X” under each leader. In the center is a larger medallion with a black/white portrait and six triangular flags making a winged formation underneath the portrait.

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