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1936

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1963

  • We acquired this object.

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Drawing, Study for "You Can Be Sure of Shell"

This is a drawing. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer and made for (as the client) Shell-Mex and BP Ltd.. It is dated 1936 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is brush and gouache, graphite 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

25.4 × 19 cm (10 in. × 7 1/2 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Study for "You Can Be Sure of Shell"; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); Client: Shell-Mex and BP Ltd.; USA; brush and gouache, graphite on paper; 25.4 × 19 cm (10 in. × 7 1/2 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-546

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