Drawing relating to the "Early American" series of designs

American
1927
Designed by Walter Mitschke (American (born in Germany), 1886–1972), Designed for H. R. Mallinson and Company (American, 1915-1936)


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Height x width: 26 3/4 x 32 11/16 in. (68 x 83 cm)

Accession Number

2008.1953.42

Medium or Technique

Hand drawn: pencil on tracing paper.

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Documentation

Rough layout for design. “The Life of Lincoln” theme.

Motifs of final design (see photograph of design)

Cabin where he was born
Writing on the shovel at the fireplace lying on the dirt floor
As a rail splitter
In the White House as President
Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.

–Notation by Walter Mitschke on back of photograph

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