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1934

  • Work on this object began.

1944

  • Work on this object ended.

1963

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Drawing, Study for a Shell Advertisement, ca. 1939

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 ca. 1939 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is graphite, red, black, and blue color pencil on graph paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Edward McKnight Kauffer and catalogued by Virginia McBride and Kristina Parsons. It is credited Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer.

Its dimensions are

4.8 × 9 cm (1 7/8 × 3 9/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Study for a Shell Advertisement, ca. 1939; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); USA; graphite, red, black, and blue color pencil on graph paper; 4.8 × 9 cm (1 7/8 × 3 9/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-549

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