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Embroidered picture: Festival of Britain

Off-white sampler with embroidered images celebrating the British Festival of 1951. British flag in the top center with the words "FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN" underneath. Profile of a soldier in helmet at the bottom center. To the sides are other icons of the UK: red rose, shamrock and also embroidered...

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Provenance

By 2011, with Chris Saunders of Sotherans, London; 2011, purchased from Saunders by Jean and Frederic Sharf; 2011, gift of the Sharfs to the MFA (Accession date: December 30, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf

British, 1951

Dimensions

Height x width: 13 1/2 x 17 in. (34.3 x 43.2 cm)

Accession Number

2011.2326

Medium or Technique

Cotton

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles