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Drawing, Design of a Geometric Abstraction

This is a Drawing. It was designed by E. McKnight Kauffer. It is dated Februrary 24, 1942 and we acquired it in 1997. Its medium is brush and gouache on board. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Grace Schulman. It is credited Gift of Grace Schulman.

Its dimensions are

36.1 × 42 cm (14 3/16 × 16 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped on back, in blue ink at center: DESIGN BY / E. McKNIGHT KAUFFER / 246 east 46th = [stamp crossed out and inscribed over in pen and black ink] / NEW YORK - NEW YORK / DATE / February 24-1942 [in pen and black ink]

It is signed

Signed in brush and gray gouache, lower right: EMKK

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design of a Geometric Abstraction; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); England; brush and gouache on board; 36.1 × 42 cm (14 3/16 × 16 9/16 in.); Gift of Grace Schulman; 1997-134-5

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