London, South Kensington
14 June 2001
Ronald William Fordham Searle (b.1920)
"Do not bolt you food, boys"
signed and dated 'Ronald Searle 1956' (lower right) and inscribed 'Eric sits erect and chews his food at leisure becos the weed hav got up early/Now look at Nigel, ugh!/Do not bolt your food, boys'
pencil and pen and black ink, unframed
14¼ x 9in. (36.2 x 22.9cm.)
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An original illustration for Whizz for Atomms Max Parrish: London, 1956, page 49
Molesworth, Penguin Classics, 1999, page 253
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