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: 25 3/16 x 33 1/4 in. (64 x 84.5 cm)

Accession Number

2008.1953.29

Medium or Technique

Hand drawn: pencil on tracing paper.

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Documentation

Rough layout for design background. “Showboat on the Mississippi” theme.

Motifs:

“The Showboat” (theater play)

New Orleans Mardi Gras and grilled homes

Cotton and cotton blossoms

– Walter Mitschke notation written on back of photograph of final design:

Drawing is torn.

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