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Drawing, Design for "New Gas Fires Light Themselves", July 31, 1935

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer and made for (as the client) Gas Light and Coke Company. It is dated July 31, 1935 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is brush and gouache, graphite on thick 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

31.8 × 21.6 cm (12 1/2 × 8 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped in purple ink on verso: DESIGNED BY / 31 Jul 1935 / E MCK KAUFFER

It is signed

Signed in black gouache, lower right: McK. Kauffer 35

It is inscribed

In graphite, lower left: Mr. [illegible] [encircled].; at bottom:The Gas Light and Coke Company never lets London down!

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for "New Gas Fires Light Themselves", July 31, 1935; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); USA; brush and gouache, graphite on thick paper; 31.8 × 21.6 cm (12 1/2 × 8 1/2 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-521

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