London, South Kensington
18 December 2008
Ronald William Fordham Searle (b.1920)
To avert illness...
signed 'Ronald Searle' (lower left), inscribed 'To avert illness...' (lower right) and further inscribed 'Take one Toad:/A book of Ancient Remedies/1968' (lower right, on mount) and 'To avert illness:/Before giving his handkerchief to a friend to wipe/his face with, its owner should spit upon it in order/to avert misfortune or ill-health' (lower left, on mount)
pen and black ink and watercolour, unframed
9 3/8 x 8 1/8 in. (24.8 x 20.6 cm.)
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Ronald Searle, Take one Toad: a book of ancient remedies, Dobson Books, London, 1968.
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