Perhaps inspired by this 1950 Lilliput
illustration Searle's 'Morbid Anatomies'
first appeared in Holiday
HOLIDAY magazine February 1958
HOLIDAY magazine April 1961
Searle's agent was forced to threaten legal action when the series was later ripped off for a print campaign advertising London Fog overcoats. Vogue Magazine was good enough to commission the artist himself to produce this variation. . .
. . . as was HOLIDAY magazine.
"I found this Ronald Searle illustration, which accompanies a tongue-in-cheek article on Southern mores and manners by North Carolina–born author Frances Gray Patton, in the November 1959 issue of Holiday magazine. . ."
Anatomy of an Antiquarian Bookseller
'Anatomy of an Amateur Golfer'
Travel & Leisure Magazine 1972
The Morbid Anatomy was subsequently appropriated by other cartoonists.
Cartoon Museum, London