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  • We acquired this object.

1930

  • Work on this object began.

1940

  • Work on this object ended.

2021

2022

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Reproduction, Entrance Hall at Embassy Court

This is a Reproduction. It was architect: Wells Wintemute Coates and featuring artwork by E. McKnight Kauffer. It is dated ca. 1935. Its medium is photograph. It is a part of the department.

Kauffer’s The Progress of Brighton mural enlivened the entrance hall of the Embassy Court apartment building in Brighton, built by Wells Coates in 1935. In Kauffer’s design, the façade of the Brighton pavilion and statues that he photographed in Paris float along a horizon line with oversize maritime elements inspired by the paintings of Edward Wadsworth. The mural was installed by architectural decorators Eugene Mollo and Michael Egan using a patented technique that combined photography and painting.

It is credited Private collection, photo by Matt Flynn © Smithsonian Institution.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 58.4 × 73.7 cm (23 × 29 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer.

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