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: 27 9/16 x 28 15/16 in. (70 x 73.5 cm)

Accession Number

2008.1953.27

Medium or Technique

Hand drawn: pencil on tracing paper.

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Documentation

Rough designs of vignettes “Early American Transportation ” theme.

Motifs:
Palisades with Robert Fulton’s boat “Claremont.”

Canal boat on Erie Canal.

First railroad pulling into Albany (comparing with the stagecoach)

Colonial homes

– Notation by Walter Mitschke on back of photograph depicting final design for “Early American Transportation.”

Center section of drawing is torn out.

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