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1945

  • Work on this object began.

1948

  • Work on this object ended.

1963

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Drawing, Study of a Paper Bag Portrait, 1945–1948

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer. It is dated 1945–1948 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is 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.

  • Bowl (USA)
  • painted and glazed earthenware.
  • 1984-84-34

Its dimensions are

26.7 × 21.5 cm (10 1/2 × 8 7/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: Paper bag [underlined] portrait

Cite this object as

Drawing, Study of a Paper Bag Portrait, 1945–1948; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); USA; graphite on paper; 26.7 × 21.5 cm (10 1/2 × 8 7/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-762

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