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1915

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1916

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Poster, The North Downs, 1915, printed 1916

This is a Poster. It was designed by E. McKnight Kauffer and printed by Johnson, Riddle & Company Ltd. and made for (as the client) Underground Electric Railways of London Company Ltd.. It is dated 1915, printed 1916 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is offset lithograph on paper, lined. 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

76.2 × 51.2 cm (30 × 20 3/16 in.)

It is signed

Monogram printed in script, in green ink, lower right: E / K / 1915 [squared]

It is inscribed

Printed in black ink, lower left: ELECTRIC RAILWAY HOUSE, BROADWAY, WESTMINSTER, S.W. No. 633-1500-1-16.; lower right: JOHNSON, RIDDLE & CO., LTD., LONDON, S.E.

Cite this object as

Poster, The North Downs, 1915, printed 1916; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); England; offset lithograph on paper, lined; 76.2 × 51.2 cm (30 × 20 3/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-15

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