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  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1930 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Kauffer, Edward McKnight, born 1890 - died 1954 (artist)
    Nonesuch Press (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Photogravure with additions in watercolour wash

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lund Humphries Ltd.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 157

Physical description

Illustration of Don Quixote standing in his armour. The sheet is folded.

Place of Origin

London (published)


1930 (published)


Kauffer, Edward McKnight, born 1890 - died 1954 (artist)
Nonesuch Press (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Photogravure with additions in watercolour wash


Height: 22.7 cm sheet, Width: 22.8 cm sheet

Object history note

This print was one of 21 illustrations in Peter Motteux's translation of Don Quixote, published by the Nonesuch Press in two volumes and an edition of 1475 in 1930. E.1827B-1827H-1977 are reduced and enlarged versions of E.1827-1977. This print is a reduced version of E.1827-1977.
A copy of the published work is in the National Art Library: L.4647 & L.4647a-1934. Illustrations for publication were hand-coloured by stencil (by assistants at the Curwen Press) and the colour and design of the watercolour additions differs in all cases from that found in this set of proofs. The illustrations appear to be for general rather than specific reference to the text and the captions given in the catalogue records are therefore merely descriptive of the image.

Descriptive line

Unpublished illustration by E. McKnight Kauffer of Don Quixote standing in his armour. Photogravure from a set of 21 illustrations in 'Don Quixote', published by the Nonesuch Press, 1930.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

From departmental notes.
Nash, Paul. New Designers in Signature. 1935.
Gilmour, Pat. Artists at Curwen. London: Tate, 1977.
E. McKnight Kauffer: memorial exhibition of the work of E. McKnight Kauffer, Hon. R.D.I., Hon. F.S.I.A., born Montana 1890, died New York 1954, London, V&A, 1955


Watercolour; Wash



Subjects depicted



Prints; Illustration

Production Type



Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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