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Print, Illustration for Benito Cereno, 1926

This is a Print. It was written by Herman Melville and designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer and published by Nonesuch Press and printed by The Curwen Press. It is dated 1926 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is offset lithograph, hand-colored additions in brush and green and pink watercolor 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.

Its dimensions are

30.3 × 19.7 cm (11 15/16 × 7 3/4 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and blue ink, at upper right: <–<– This green [underlined twice]; at center left: Please use this / tone of brown; across bottom margin: And — its shape in the first guide — lips — use the / same red as a negro = EMcK.K.

Cite this object as

Print, Illustration for Benito Cereno, 1926; Written by Herman Melville (American, 1819–1891); USA; offset lithograph, hand-colored additions in brush and green and pink watercolor on paper; 30.3 × 19.7 cm (11 15/16 × 7 3/4 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-306

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