London, South Kensington
29 June 2011
Ronald William Fordham Searle (b.1920)
'Farewell, the East Wing'
signed 'Ronald Searle' and inscribed 'Farewell the East Wing [Two of the firemen present could scarcely hide their disgust...]' (lower centre)
pen and black ink, unframed
13½ x 9½ in. (34.3 x 24.1 cm.)
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Ronald Searle, The Terror of St. Trinian's, London, 1952, p. 99.
Ronald Searle, The St. Trinian's Story, London, 1959, p. 118.
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