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Drawing, Costume Design: Henry VIII, for "Catherine Parr, or Alexander's Horse", 1925

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer and Edward McKnight Kauffer and written by William Shakespeare and Maurice Baring and produced by Leslie Banks and made for (as the client) Arts League of Service. It is dated 1925 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is brush and gouache, graphite on cream laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Edward McKnight Kauffer and catalogued by Virginia McBride and Kristina Parsons. It is credited Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer.

Its dimensions are

47.3 × 31 cm (18 5/8 × 12 3/16 in.)

It is signed

Signed in pen and black ink, lower left: E. McKnight Kauffer

It is inscribed

Inscribed in black ink, upper right: Henry VIII / (Baring) = Arts League / of / Service; below, inscribed in graphite: [partial, rough costume sketch]

Cite this object as

Drawing, Costume Design: Henry VIII, for "Catherine Parr, or Alexander's Horse", 1925; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); USA; brush and gouache, graphite on cream laid paper; 47.3 × 31 cm (18 5/8 × 12 3/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-170

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