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: 31 7/8 x 41 9/16 in. (81 x 105.5 cm)

Accession Number

2008.1953.16

Medium or Technique

Hand drawn: pencil on tracing paper.

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Documentation

Design layout. “Old Sampler - Paul Revere” theme.
Design created in the style of cross-stitch needle work depicting traditional sampler patterns and vignettes of historical events

Motifs :

The ride of Paul Revere to alarm the patriots of the British advance.

Signal from the belfry of the Old north church to indidcate that the british were advancing by sea. In climbing the ladder to the belfry, the sexton disturbs the pigeons which fly around in fear.

Patriot tilling the soil

Old meeting House. A small colonial town

–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