Drawing, Illustration for Marina
This is a drawing. It was designed by E. McKnight Kauffer and printed by The Curwen Press and published by Faber and Faber. It is dated 1930 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is brush and blue and black gouache. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
T. S. Eliot and Kauffer met through The Arts League of Service and formed a lifelong friendship. Once Eliot became the director of the publishing house Faber & Faber, Kauffer was commissioned to illustrate each of Eliot’s single-poem publications, which were subsequently republished as the Ariel poems. “Yours is the only kind of decoration I can endure,” Eliot wrote Kauffer in 1930.
This object was
Mrs. Edward McKnight Kauffer.
It is credited
Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer.
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Its dimensions are
40.9 × 31.2 cm (16 1/8 × 12 5/16 in.)
It is signed
Signed in back gouache, bottom center: E. McKnight Kauffer '30
It is inscribed
Inscribed in pen and black ink, vertically along right side of page: Please return this visual to E. McKnight Kauffer 16 Great Jones St. w. e. l.; in gray ink: for T. S. Eliots' "Marina"
Cite this object as
Drawing, Illustration for Marina; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); USA; brush and blue and black gouache; 40.9 × 31.2 cm (16 1/8 × 12 5/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-326
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer.