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1933

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Drawing, Study for "Merchants Prefer Shell", 1933

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer and made for (as the client) Shell-Mex and BP Ltd.. It is dated 1933 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is graphite, black, blue, and red color pencil on off-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

19.5 × 25 cm (7 11/16 × 9 13/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Study for "Merchants Prefer Shell", 1933; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); USA; graphite, black, blue, and red color pencil on off-white paper; 19.5 × 25 cm (7 11/16 × 9 13/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-537

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