Handkerchief: Soldiers shaking hands

British
late 1910s


Dimensions

Height x width: 13 x 13 in. (33 x 33 cm)

Accession Number

2011.2360

Medium or Technique

Cotton

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White hankerchief with yellow and red border. Two soldiers (wearing yellow and blue) shaking hands in the middle of the scarf. Each corner has two to three flags and there are illustrated figures between the flags along each side (soldiers, woman at a loom, woman holding flowers).

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