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Drawing relating to the "American Indian" series of designs

American
August 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: 15 15/16 x 22 5/8 in. (40.5 x 57.5 cm)

Accession Number

2008.1950.7

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 Comanche Indian patterns.

Pencil notation:

Left  #133-C shoulder sash worn in Peyote rites
#133-C feathers used in peyote rite
Center: #133-C fan made of eagle tail with symbolic decorations. To brush away____at Peyote rite.
#133-D war amulet of deerskin representing a man
#133-D hairbrush
Right Center: (Comanche)

Research drawn from artifacts at Museum of American Indian Objects, (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