London, South Kensington
4 December 2002
Ronald William Fordham Searle (B.1920)
"The Molesworth Production Line for Latin Sentences"
signed and dated 'Ronald Searle 1956' (lower right) and inscribed 'The Molesworth production line/for latin sentences'(upper left) "Cotta and Balbus love the sweet voices of the gurls"(upper center)/'The raw sentence is/fed into the sorter' (centre left) 'Cotta and Balbus love the sweet voi' (lower centre) 'The words pass along an endless belt into the electronic dicker-/and the dicker disgorges them as latin' (lower left)
pen and black ink, unframed
14 x 10 in. (35 x 25 cm.)
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