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Drawing, Study for a Motif, Earls Court

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer and made for (as the client) London Passenger Transport Board. It is dated April 8, 1937 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is brush and gouache on thick cream 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

18.3 × 16.5 cm (7 3/16 × 6 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

On verso, stamp in purple ink: DESIGN BY / 8 APR 1937 / E. McKNIGHT KAUFFER

Cite this object as

Drawing, Study for a Motif, Earls Court; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); USA; brush and gouache on thick cream paper; 18.3 × 16.5 cm (7 3/16 × 6 1/2 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-531

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