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The images are photographed form the originals held in the museum's collection and there are many unpublished pictures.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.
Chris Beetles' annual show is up now at his gallery in Ryder St. London. Sveral choice Searle pieces are included. Here are some pics but go along if you can and see them in person (plus hundreds of other cartoons by artists like John Glashan, Peter Brookes, Rowland Emett, Norman Thelwell et al.). More info here
Note the address in the card above- that was teh Searle family home at 32 Newton Rd. in the fifties. More on that building here
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