Drawing, Study for "Spring in the Country"
This is a drawing. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer and made for (as the client) London Passenger Transport Board. It is dated ca. 1936 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is crayon, graphite on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
This series of studies provides insight into Kauffer’s process. He would begin with a rough sketch and then refine it with gouache and collage, modifying the design to create multiple versions. Kauffer would present his final design in gouache and collage to his lithographer for translation into print.
This object was
Mrs. Edward McKnight Kauffer.
It is credited
Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer.
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Its dimensions are
16.5 × 11.7 cm (6 1/2 × 4 5/8 in.)
It is inscribed
Inscribed in graphite, lower section: SPRING IN THE COUNTRY
Cite this object as
Drawing, Study for "Spring in the Country"; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); Client: London Passenger Transport Board (England, GB, United Kingdom); England; crayon, graphite on paper; 16.5 × 11.7 cm (6 1/2 × 4 5/8 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-512