Drawing, Study for Don Quixote
For his illustrations of Don Quixote, Kauffer expressed the psychological unraveling of the protagonist as he assumes the persona of a knight and undertakes a quest of honor and love. Kauffer’s own struggle with the project’s deadlines echoed the emotional collapse of Don Quixote. He wrote in a 1928 letter to a friend, “In the meantime my ‘Quixote’ remains a dream. Poor fellow he lies in a heap—of only lines and . . . patterns—none of them yet put together.”
It is credited
Collection of Leslie, Judith and Gabrielle Schreyer.
Its dimensions are
Frame H x W x D: 59.7 × 44.5 cm (23 1/2 × 17 1/2 in.) Note: Object dimensions unknown
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer.