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: 25 9/16 x 25 9/16 in. (65 x 65 cm)

Accession Number

2008.1953.21

Medium or Technique

Hand drawn: pencil on tracing paper.

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Documentation

Rough thumbnails of ten state flags
Possibly “Betsy Ross–Liberty Bell” theme? (alternative motif to fill star outlines)

Final design within star outlines:
“Coat of arms of the thirteen original colonies.”

–notation by Walter Mitschke on back of photograph depicting final design for “Liberty Bell.”

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