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Poster, Socrates at the British Museum

This is a Poster. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer and printed by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son and made for (as the client) Underground Electric Railways of London Company Ltd.. It is dated 1926 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is offset lithograph 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.

Its dimensions are

110 × 63.4 cm (43 5/16 × 24 15/16 in.)

It is signed

Printed in script, in purple ink, lower right: E. McKnight Kauffer, 1926.

It is inscribed

Printed in black ink, lower left: 1341 1000 4/9/26; lower right: VINCENT BROOKS, DAY & SON, LTD. Lith. London. W.C.1.

Cite this object as

Poster, Socrates at the British Museum; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); USA; offset lithograph on paper; 110 × 63.4 cm (43 5/16 × 24 15/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-38

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