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1948

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Drawing, Design for "Highlight / Pinch" Flatware, for John Hull Cutlers Corporation, February 20, 1948

This is a Drawing. It is dated February 20, 1948 and we acquired it in 1976. Its medium is brush and green, white gouache, black ink, wash, black chalk, graphite on chartreuse paper mounted on board. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled Tools for Easier Living.

This object was catalogued by Dr. Gail Davidson. It is credited Gift of Russel Wright.

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Its dimensions are

53.1 x 48.2 cm (20 7/8 x 19 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamps: White adhesive label printed in black ink on verso: THIS DESIGN HAS BEEN PRESENTED TO ME/BY RUSSEL WRIGHT AND ASSOCIATES/ON________/THIS DESIGN HAS BEEN REJECTED ( )/THIS DESIGN HAS BEEN ACCEPTED, PURSUANT/TO AGREEMENT DATED______/FOR SAMPLE MAKING, WITH INTENTION TO PRODUCE./______/BY________; [see inscription] \.

It is signed

Signed in black chalk, lower right: Russel Wright.

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and black ink on adhesive stamp on verso: February 20, 1948. Printed in black ink on verso: MAC-ART/Illustration Board/20x30/22x30/30x40/Single or Double Thick/Lewis Artists' Materials/47 West 48 St/New York, N. Y./TEL./VA 6-1820.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for "Highlight / Pinch" Flatware, for John Hull Cutlers Corporation, February 20, 1948; USA; brush and green, white gouache, black ink, wash, black chalk, graphite on chartreuse paper mounted on board; 53.1 x 48.2 cm (20 7/8 x 19 in.); Gift of Russel Wright; 1976-15-9

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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