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Drawing, Study for an Advertisement, Swan Vesta Matches

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer and made for (as the client) Swan Vesta. It is dated ca. 1936 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is graphite on thin 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

16.7 × 12.7 cm (6 9/16 × 5 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Study for an Advertisement, Swan Vesta Matches; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); USA; graphite on thin paper; 16.7 × 12.7 cm (6 9/16 × 5 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-693

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