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1935

  • Work on this object began.

1939

  • Work on this object ended.

1963

  • We acquired this object.

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Drawing, Design for a Cubist Composition

This is a drawing. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer. It is dated 1935–1939 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is brush and gouache, graphite 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.

  • Ruba Rombic Sign
  • engraved plate glass and chrome-plated metal.
  • Gift of George R. Kravis II.
  • 2018-22-39

Its dimensions are

30.3 × 40.3 cm (11 15/16 × 15 7/8 in.)

It is signed

Signed in brush and white gouache, lower right: E. McKnight Kauffer

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Cubist Composition; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); USA; brush and gouache, graphite on paper; 30.3 × 40.3 cm (11 15/16 × 15 7/8 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-976

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