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Drawing, Illustration for Benito Cereno, 1926

This is a Drawing. It was created by Edward McKnight Kauffer and written by Herman Melville and designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer and printed by The Curwen Press and published by Nonesuch Press. It is dated 1926 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and brown and blue watercolor on paper, laid down. 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.

Its dimensions are

35.5 × 24 cm (14 × 9 7/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Signed in black ink at lower right: E. McKnight Kauffer / 1926 [underlined]

Cite this object as

Drawing, Illustration for Benito Cereno, 1926; Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); USA; pen and black ink, brush and brown and blue watercolor on paper, laid down; 35.5 × 24 cm (14 × 9 7/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-295

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