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1935

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1963

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Drawing, Study for an Advertisement, Imperial Airways

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer and made for (as the client) Imperial Airways Ltd.. It is dated May 11, 1935 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is brush and black and brown gouache 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.

  • Vase (Japan)
  • enamel on copper, nickel.
  • Gift of Ruth Friedman in memory of Harry G. Friedman.
  • 1966-3-3

Its dimensions are

15.2 × 13.3 cm (6 in. × 5 1/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped in purple ink, on verso: DESIGNED BY / 11 MAY 1935 / E. McKNIGHT KAUFFER

Cite this object as

Drawing, Study for an Advertisement, Imperial Airways; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); USA; brush and black and brown gouache on paper; 15.2 × 13.3 cm (6 in. × 5 1/4 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-870

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