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Monday, August 27, 2018

Diverting History

In 1951 Searle collaborated with UK animation studio Halas & Batchelor to create a film version of William Cowper's story 'The Diverting History of John Gilpin'. British readers can now view the film at this link.

The drawings were later released in an illustrated edition. See them here

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Greetings

The Fitzwilliam Museum in Searle's hometown of Cambridge have a range of Searle greetings cards in their shop here


Monday, August 06, 2018

The Making of Scrooge (1970)

I came across a rather special video on YouTube on the making of Ronald Neame's 1970 adaptation of Dickens' 'Scrooge' which featured a title sequence designed by Searle. The clip features Ronald sketching on set and talking about the project.  He draws in the sketchbook that I was able to look at and photograph many years later at his home in Provence.

More on Searle's work on the film here 

and a great piece on Art of the Title here











Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The Oldie

The August edition of British magazine The Oldie has a cover feature on Molesworth creators Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle.


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Recent Auctions

Sold at Sotheby's July 10th 2018





 Sold June 28th, UK









Sold June 2, NY




Sold March 6th, UK



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Monday, May 14, 2018

The Ronald Searle Archive

The Wilhelm Busch Deutsches Museum für Karikatur & Zeichenkunst in Hanover has put the first part of its archive online representing almost 1000 pictures by Ronald Searle! Although the site is in German it's relatively easy to navigate just go here !

The images are photographed form the originals held in the museum's collection and there are many unpublished pictures. Fascinating stuff for Searle fans.

The museum was inordinately co-operative and generous in their help on my book 'Ronald Searle's America' and the Searle Archive is now the most extensive collection of the cartoonist's work in the world.

Here's a German language video report








Saturday, March 03, 2018

Originals coming up at auction

Big Searle news on the artist's birthday: Jeffrey Archer is selling his cartoon collection! It includes some fantastic Searle originals.

‘ART: THE BRITISH PUBLIC KNOWING WHAT IT LIKES...' (CONSEQUENCES OF PUTTING MR GRAHAM SUTHERLAND’S LATEST PORTRAIT ON PUBLIC EXHIBITION)



‘ON THE ROAD WITH KENNEDY’


'RICHARD NIXON AT AIRPORT RALLY'


'LORD BEAVERBROOK'


'‘EDEN AND CHURCHILL GARTERED’'


'ON THE ROAD: HERBERT MORRISON ELECTIONEERING'


More info here