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: 30 7/8 x 41 5/16 in. (78.5 x 105 cm)

Accession Number

2008.1953.18

Medium or Technique

Hand drawn: pencil on tracing paper.

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Documentation

Preliminary layout.”The Life of George Washington” theme.

 Motifs:

Washington taking command of his army under the elm in Cambridge, Mass.

At Valley Forge

Washington and his mother.

Leaving Mount Vernon

His arrival in New York for inauguration in New York as President of the United States and the inaugural ceremony at Federal Hall, corner of Wall and Broad Streets.

Saying farewell to his officers in New York after the war (at Fraunces Tavern)

–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