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Drawing relating to the "American Indian" series of designs

American
about 1927
Designed by Walter Mitschke (American (born in Germany), 1886–1972)


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Height x width: 22 11/16 x 16 5/16 in. (57.7 x 41.5 cm)

Accession Number

2008.1950.3

Medium or Technique

Hand drawn pencil on paper, painted in gouache and mounted on board.

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Research drawings.

Items relate to Crow or Blackfoot Indian patterns: ceremonial headress of Sundance outfit, pouch, rattles, tom-tom and painted cow skull.

Pencil notation at center bottom: “Blackfoot”

Items drawn after artifacts in Museum of Natural History, NYC

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