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Commemorative lace panel: The Battle of Britain

Machine lace panel commemorating the Battle of Britain of 1940 featuring images of dogfights over St. Pauls Cathedral, badges of the allied air forces, and landmarks in London bombed during the Blitz.

Provenance

Purchased at Neale's auction house in Nottingham, England by Henry Sotheran, Ltd.; Purchased by donor, Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf on August 16, 2007; Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf to the MFA, September 19, 2007

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf

English, 1942–46

Object Place

Nottingham, England

Dimensions

Height x width: 173 1/4" x 62 3/4" (440 x 159 cm)

Accession Number

2007.774

Medium or Technique

Jacquard-woven cotton curtain-net

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles