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Object ID #18448863

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer. It is dated 1930–38 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is pen and black ink on off-white paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Although graphic designer E. McKnight Kauffer is primarily known for his innovative advertising posters, he also produced many drawings for publications and other projects. In this example, a voluptuous nude turns away from the viewer, arousing further curiosity about her figure.

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

Its dimensions are

26.6 × 21.2 cm (10 1/2 × 8 3/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and black ink, to lower right of drawing: Exhibitionist

Cite this object as

Object ID #18448863; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); USA; pen and black ink on off-white paper; 26.6 × 21.2 cm (10 1/2 × 8 3/8 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-792

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Virtue in Vice.

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