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  • We acquired this object.

1915

  • Work on this object began.

2021

Poster, Reigate

This is a Poster. It was designed by E. McKnight Kauffer and published by Underground Electric Railways of London Company Ltd. and printed by Johnson, Riddle & Company Ltd..

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from The Museum of Modern Art as part of Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer.

It is dated 1915. Its medium is lithograph. It is a part of the department.

The Underground included a growing network of tram, bus, trolley, and train lines, both above and below ground. To sell these transport services, Kauffer introduced new artistic references with each poster. In Watford shows the influence of Vincent van Gogh’s cool color palette and watery garden views. For Reigate, Kauffer chose a Japanese style for his flat rendering of trees and the stamp for his signature.

It is credited The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the designer, 1939.

  • Poster, Oxhey Woods
  • offset lithograph on paper, lined.
  • Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer.
  • 1963-39-13

Its dimensions are

H x W: 75.6 × 50.2 cm (29 3/4 × 19 3/4 in.)

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