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Drawing, Study for an Advertisement, Gillette

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer and made for (as the client) The Gillette Safety Razor Company. It is dated May 8, 1933 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and white gouache, airbrush and black ink, graphite, paper collage on 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

8.9 × 18.3 cm (3 1/2 × 7 3/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped in purple ink on verso, at center: DESIGNED BY / 8 MAY. 1933 / E MCK KAUFFER

Cite this object as

Drawing, Study for an Advertisement, Gillette; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); Client: The Gillette Safety Razor Company (United States); USA; pen and black ink, brush and white gouache, airbrush and black ink, graphite, paper collage on paper; 8.9 × 18.3 cm (3 1/2 × 7 3/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-710

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