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1942

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Drawing, Design for a Letter Opener, 1942

This is a Drawing. It is dated 1942 and we acquired it in 1995. Its medium is pen and black ink, yellow color pencil, graphite on cream tracing paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of John Finguerra in memory of his brother Jim Finguerra.

Its dimensions are

30.2 x 17.1 cm (11 7/8 x 6 3/4 inches)

It has the following markings

Stamp in black ink at upper right: 171

It is inscribed

Inscribed in black ink, lower center: JEAN PUIFORCAT/42./COUPE-PAPIER/CLOUTÉ VERMEIL/; in graphite: piquère de sellier/; in black ink: LONGUEUR: 25 cms

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Letter Opener, 1942; France; pen and black ink, yellow color pencil, graphite on cream tracing paper; 30.2 x 17.1 cm (11 7/8 x 6 3/4 inches); Gift of John Finguerra in memory of his brother Jim Finguerra; 1995-164-1

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