COMMEMORATIVE HANDKERCHIEF

Escape of Marshal Haynau from Barclay and Perkins Brewery, London

Cotton handkerchief; lithographic print in magenta ink, 1851. A bizarre incident is commemorated here. Baron Haynau, on visiting Barclay and Perkins' London brewery and signing his name in the visitors' book was beset by the brewery employees who understood him to be General Haynau, an Austrian charged with atrocities. He was badly beaten by them and his clothing torn, but he escaped alive.

  • Production Date:
    1850
  • ID no:
    57.92
  • Location:
    In Store
Further Information
  • Number of items: 1
  • Measurements: L 410 mm; W 528 mm
  • Materials: cotton
  • Status: permanent collection
  • Copyright Holder: digital image copyright Museum of London
  • Last Updated: 2016-09-07
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