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Drawing, Study for "Quickest Way by Air Mail"

This is a Drawing. It was designed by E. McKnight Kauffer and made for (as the client) British General Post Office. It is dated May 13, 1935 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is brush and silver oil and blue gouache, graphite on heavy cream 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

6.5 × 16.4 cm (2 9/16 × 6 7/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in gray ink, verso: DESIGNED BY / 13 MAY, 1935 / E MCK KAUFFER

Cite this object as

Drawing, Study for "Quickest Way by Air Mail"; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); England; brush and silver oil and blue gouache, graphite on heavy cream paper; 6.5 × 16.4 cm (2 9/16 × 6 7/16 in.) ; Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-898

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Rebeca Méndez Selects.

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