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1936

  • Work on this object began.

1963

  • We acquired this object.

2017

2023

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Drawing, Design 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 and 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

25.1 × 18.9 cm (9 7/8 × 7 7/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in ink, verso: 21 December 1936

It is signed

Signed in black, center right: McK.K.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design 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 and graphite on paper; 25.1 × 18.9 cm (9 7/8 × 7 7/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-548

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