London, South Kensington
13 June 2002
Ronald William Fordham Searle (b. 1920)
How big the elephants are, observe Armand
signed and dated 'Ronald Searle/1954' (lower right) and inscribed '"How big the elephants are," observe Armand', and further inscribed 'How To Be Topp. page 75. Armand at the Zoo. (upper left)
pen and ink, unframed
14¼ x 10¾in. (36.2 x 27.3cm.)
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An original illustration for How to be Topp, Max Parrish, London, p. 75.
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