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Drawing relating to the "American Indian" series of designs

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

Object Place: New York, New York, United States


Height x width: 14 3/8 x 11 7/16 in. (36.5 x 29 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hand drawn gouache on paper.

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Design: Black and terra-cotta color on lighter background. Design is reverse and repeat of a border pattern with stylized bird in center, possibly inspired by Pueblo pottery.

Designer’s stamp on reverse side:”Mitschke Designers 30-32 East 20th St. N.Y.


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