Drawing relating to the "Early American" series of designs

American
1927
Designed by Walter Mitschke (American (born in Germany), 1886–1972)


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Height x width: 33 1/16 x 41 5/16 in. (84 x 105 cm)

Accession Number

2008.1953.5

Medium or Technique

Hand drawn: pencil on tracing paper.

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Documentation

Design layout. “New Amsterdam (Old New York) theme.

Motifs:

” Bowling Green”
” The Bowery”
” Arrival of the British”
“Wall Street”
” Old Fort at the Battery”
“Old Canal Street”

–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