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: 31 1/2 x 29 15/16 in. (80 x 76 cm)

Accession Number

2008.1953.31

Medium or Technique

Hand drawn: pencil on tracing paper.

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Documentation

Preliminary rough design for background layout.”Memories of the Alamo” theme.

Motifs

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
The Alamo

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