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    Sale 5360

    Christie's Interiors

    29 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 14

    Ronald William Fordham Searle (b.1920)

    'To keep death away'

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    Ronald William Fordham Searle (b.1920)
    'To keep death away'
    signed 'Ronald Searle' (lower left) and inscribed and dated 'Death and suchlike afflictions/of some severity/For not allowing death to come and/fetch a man: Recite the names of/the Gods seven times..../To keep Death away.../1968' (lower right)
    pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour, unframed
    12¼ x 9¾ in. (31.2 x 24.8 cm.)

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    Ronald Searle, Take one Toad, a Book of Ancient Remedies, published by Dobson, London, 1968, p. 27.