Handkerchief: Spitfire and Flying Boat

British
early 1940s


Dimensions

Height x width: 9 x 9 1/2 in. (22.9 x 24.1 cm)

Accession Number

2011.2358

Medium or Technique

Cotton

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Thin white hankerchief with yellow border. Large blue/gray plane in center with smaller planes behind. “SPITFIRE” printed in black lettering in the top corner.

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