Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Gerald Scarfe chooses his top 10 cartoonists with Mr Searle of course Number 1!  Read the story here
(Thanks to Claude)

You can now follow errant skoolboy Nigel Molesworth on Twitter 

Great new blog collecting & selling vintage Punch covers inc. Searle's.

A nice Searle quote on drawing here

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Les Très Riches Heures de Mrs. Mole

Ronald Searle: Exhibition with Reception and Talk
Tuesday, 15 February 2011
The Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, London, WC1N 1AZ
Artists' Choice Editions present an exhibition of the 47 paintings Ronald Searle made for his wife, Monica, to cheer her whilst she was undergoing five years of chemotherapy.
Proceeds in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and The Foundling Museum.
There is a talk at 7.15pm by Valerie Grove on Searle’s life. Prints signed by Monica & Ronald Searle will be for sale on the evening and a book, Les Très Riches Heures de Mrs Mole, illustrating the paintings, will be available.
6.30 to 9pm. Booking essential. Tickets £20.00.
Click here for the invitation - giving full details of how to book tickets, etc.

Also the Cartoon Museum,London will be showing the Mrs Mole pictures for a month from 16 Feb to 20 March.  Curator Anita  O'Brien informs me that conversations with Monica Searle will provide more background to each picture.