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: 16 3/4 x 21 1/16 in. (42.5 x 53.5 cm)

Accession Number

2008.1953.23

Medium or Technique

Hand drawn: pencil on tracing paper.

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Documentation

Rough thumbnails. Motifs possibly considered for”Betsy Ross-Liberty bell” theme.

Five motifs of cloud outlines surrounded by little stars.

Four cloud outlines enclose different designs of 18c. fashionable dress or military uniform

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