London, South Kensington
18 December 2008
Ronald William Fordham Searle (b.1920)
The Encyclopaedia Seller
signed 'Ronald Searle' (lower centre), inscribed and dated 'An Encyclopaedia Seller.1956/PUNCH. The New Mayhew 2 An Encyclopaedia Seller/Issue 23 May 1956' (lower left) and further inscribed 'The Big City (page 41)/Perpetua Books 1958' (lower right)
pen and brown ink and brown wash, unframed
20 x 14¾ in. (50.9 x 37.5 cm.)
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Punch, 23 May 1956.
Alex Atkinson and Ronald Searle, The Big City: or The New Mayhew, Perpetua Books, London, 1958, p.41.
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