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Drawing, Costume Design: Henry IV, for "Henry IV"

This is a drawing. It was designed by E. McKnight Kauffer and written by Luigi Pirandello and Edward Storer and produced by A.E. Filmer and made for (as the client) Everyman Theater. It is dated 1925 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is brush and gouache, graphite on cream paper. 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.

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Its dimensions are

48.4 × 31.6 cm (19 1/16 × 12 7/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, upper right: [marks] cut (---); lower right: lining dull (---); lower left: This for picture (circled)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Costume Design: Henry IV, for "Henry IV"; Written by Luigi Pirandello (Italian, 1867–1936), Edward Storer (British, 1880–1944); Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); Produced by A.E. Filmer (probably British); Client: Everyman Theater; USA; brush and gouache, graphite on cream paper; 48.4 × 31.6 cm (19 1/16 × 12 7/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-171

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer.

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