Friday, September 24, 2010


French readers & Searle collectors will be interested in a new edition of Baron Munchausen.
'Les Aventures du Baron de Munchausen' is available from Editions du Lampion here.

 'The adventures of Baron Munchausen', by R.E. Raspe and others, profusely illustrated by RonaldSearle was first published in 1969.  The style of the illustrations was informed by a series of almost abstract expressionist ink drawings Searle made the previous year entitled 'Anatomies & Decapitations'.

The following images are photographed from the original artwork in the Ronald Searle archive, Deutsches Museum für Karikatur und Zeichenkunst-Wilhelm Busch in Hanover.

Previous French edition

'Inscribed by the artist in blue ink with an original drawing of Baron Munchausen on the front free endpaper “To Jacqueline and Remo / with love / en tout[e] amitié / Ronald / 1969”. The recipients are Jacqueline Voulet and Remo Forlani.' - Lucius Books


UM said...

To see these original drawings was the highlight for me in Hannover.

Pete said...

He did Manchausen? Jeez Searle's awesome, I'm glad we some legends like him, here in the UK!