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: 31 1/2 x 29 15/16 in. (80 x 76 cm)
Medium or Technique
Hand drawn: pencil on tracing paper.
Not On View
Preliminary rough design for background layout.”Memories of the Alamo” theme.
The Blue Bonnet of Texas (the State flower)
Outline of hill shapes (later filled with narrative vignettes outlined in a light value )
Final design vignettes include:
Defenders of the Alamo-Travis-Bowie and David Crockett
Sam Houston, the Libertator of Texas, on horseback
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