Drawing relating to the "Early American" series of designs

American
1927
Designed for H. R. Mallinson and Company (American, 1915-1936)


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Height x width: 32 5/16 x 41 3/4 in. (82 x 106 cm)

Accession Number

2008.1953.2

Medium or Technique

Hand drawn: pencil on tracing paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Documentation

Rough Layout of design. “Ponce de Leon-Jamestown” theme.

Lower left panel cut-out and removed.

Motifs:
“Ponce de Leon in Florida in search of the fountain of youth.”

“Old Fort at St. Augustine, Florida–(Spanish San Marco) (Ft. Mason)”

“Oldest house in United States at St. Augustine, Florida–(Built in 1580 by the Spaniards.”

“Baptism of Virginia dare, first child of English parents born in America–(1587)

“Landing of young women at Jamestown, Va. (1621)

—Catalogue, “Early American History in Mallinson’s Silks”

Provenance

Ex-collection Walter Mitschke, New York; by descent to Ethel B. Adams Waldorf; between 1985-90, gift of Waldorf to her neice Joan Brancale, Hingham, MA; gift of Brancale to the MFA (Accession date: December 31, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert and Joan Brancale