Drawing relating to the "Early American" series of designs
Designed for H. R. Mallinson and Company (American, 1915-1936)
Object Place: New York, New York, United States
Height x width: 21 5/8 x 25 9/16 in. (55 x 65 cm)
Medium or Technique
Hand drawn: pencil on tracing paper.
Not On View
Preliminary background layout. “Spirit of ‘76” theme.
Motifs: dramatic sky clouds and bursts of light create areas to be filled with detail for final design.
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)
Gift of Robert and Joan Brancale