Drawing relating to the "Early American" series of designs
Designed for H. R. Mallinson and Company (American, 1915-1936)
Object Place: New York, New York, United States
Height x width: 25 3/16 x 33 1/4 in. (64 x 84.5 cm)
Medium or Technique
Hand drawn: pencil on tracing paper.
Not On View
Rough layout for design background. “Showboat on the Mississippi” theme.
“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.
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)
Gift of Robert and Joan Brancale