See more objects with the tag perspective, public, abstraction, publication, grid, publisher.

See more objects with the color darkgrey cadetblue sienna darkslategrey slategrey or see all the colors for this object.

Object Timeline


  • Work on this object began.


  • We acquired this object.




  • You found it!

Print, Design for Musical Score Cover, for "Checkmate"

This is a Print. It was music composed by Arthur Bliss and designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer and published by Novello and Company, Ltd. and production directed by Ninette de Valois and made for (as the client) Novello and Company, Ltd.. It is dated 1937 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is offset lithograph on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Edward McKnight Kauffer. It is credited Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer.

  • Poster, Tanzstudio Wulff
  • letterpress on white wove paper.
  • Museum purchase through gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.
  • 2004-1-1

Our curators have highlighted 1 object that are related to this one.

Its dimensions are

32 × 23.7 cm (12 5/8 × 9 5/16 in.)

It is signed

Signed in blue gouache, lower right: E. Mcknight Kauffer

Cite this object as

Print, Design for Musical Score Cover, for "Checkmate"; Music composed by Arthur Bliss (British, 1891–1975); USA; offset lithograph on paper; 32 × 23.7 cm (12 5/8 × 9 5/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-288

There are restrictions for re-using this image. For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Print, Design for Musical Score Cover, for "Checkmate" |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=26 October 2021 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>