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: 10 5/8 x 9 5/8 in. (27 x 24.5 cm)

Accession Number

2008.1953.3

Medium or Technique

Hand drawn: pencil on tracing paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Documentation

Rough design. “The Mayflower Pilgrims” theme.

 Motif:

“Indian messenger sent by Canonicus, War Chief of the Narragansett Indians with a snakeskin filled with arrows as a challenge to fight. Answered by Governor Bradford by filling snakeskin with gunpowder.”

–Catalogue, “Early American Historical Events 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