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1940

  • Work on this object began.

1970

  • Work on this object ended.

1993

  • We acquired this object.

2015

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Drawing, Design for Rolls Royce Automobile, mid- 20th century

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Henry Dreyfuss Associates. It is dated mid- 20th century and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is brush and black and gray wash, pen and black ink, graphite on illustration board. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This is one of a group of drawings proposed for acquisition that document work by the Dreyfuss firm during the postwar years, for clients including Royal Typewriter (1944–45), New York Central Railroad (mid-1940s), RCA (1946–55), National Supply Co. (1949–58), and Cities Service (1951–62).
A number of the finished drawings correspond to prototypes or other documentation held in Cooper-Hewitt’s Dreyfuss archives, including those for RCA radio/phonograph and television consoles, and two beautiful drawings for Bell Telephone Laboratories of public phone booths.

It is credited Gift of John Bruce.

  • Purse, 1928
  • tapestry and silk.
  • Lent by Mobiler national, Paris, 1761.
  • 74.2016.3

Its dimensions are

32.6 x 50 cm (12 13/16 x 19 11/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Rolls Royce Automobile, mid- 20th century; Office of Henry Dreyfuss Associates (United States); USA; brush and black and gray wash, pen and black ink, graphite on illustration board; 32.6 x 50 cm (12 13/16 x 19 11/16 in.); Gift of John Bruce; 1993-65-2

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