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1937

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1963

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Drawing, Costume Design: Bishop, for Checkmate, 1937

This is a Drawing. It was music composed by Arthur Bliss and designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer and production directed by Ninette de Valois. It is dated 1937 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is brush and gouache, graphite on white 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.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 39.5 x 30.5 cm (15 9/16 in. x 12 in.)

It is signed

Signed in black ink, lower right: E. Mcknight Kauffer

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, pointing to headgear, right: silver; this should be like a starched collar / but silver is [...] a material; pointing to belt, to gloves: silver; left margin: Deep red where blk / Light " " grey / yellow " " white

Cite this object as

Drawing, Costume Design: Bishop, for Checkmate, 1937; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); USA; brush and gouache, graphite on white paper; H x W: 39.5 x 30.5 cm (15 9/16 in. x 12 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-281

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