Drawing relating to the "Early American" series of designs

American
1927


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Height x width: 32 7/8 x 40 15/16 in. (83.5 x 104 cm)

Accession Number

2008.1953.37

Medium or Technique

Hand drawn: pencil and white-out on tracing paper.

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Documentation

Design layout without final detail/ “Trail of the Forty-Niners” theme.

Motifs:
“Three methods of mining - pan mining, tunnel mining, flume washing of fine gold.Prospectors of the gold fields with their wealth made their way down to Sutter’s Fort for protection against Indian attacks, then to Sacramento and San Francisco.”
–notation by Walter Mitschke on back of photograph of finished design.

For more description see catalogue: “Early American Historical Events in Mallinson’s Silks”

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