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Man's bathing costume

British
1940
Designed by Jantzen (British)


Dimensions

Top: Center back: 52.1 cm (20 1/2 in.) Briefs: Center back: 30.5 cm (12 in.)

Accession Number

2013.247

Medium or Technique

Wool knit

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Green wool bathing costume. Drawstring at waist. Jantzen diver logo at left hip. Lined in front with white mesh and penned initials: “J.F.S.” Interior label: “MADE IN ENGLAND, JANTZEN, RECD. TRADEMARK, 36”

Provenance

2012, sold by Leslie Verrinder, Tintin Collectibles, London, England to Frederic A. Sharf, Chesnut Hill, MA; 2013, gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf to the MFA. (Accession date: February 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf