Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Searle & Sheriffs

In this illustration from Punch magazine we see cartoonist Robert Sheriffs commenting on the success of his contemporary's creation around the the release of the first St Trinians film.

'This comes from Punch October 1954. The contrasted brushwork on Searle's hair brows and beard is characteristic Sheriffs - three different ways of drawing in the one image (reproduced originally at 9 x 12 cms).'

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Double page spread from Punch with theatre caricaturist Searle and Sheriffs covering cinema.  See also Punch Theatre

Again here we have a Sheriffs rendition of Searle's schoolgirls in Blue Murder at St. Trinian's reviewed in Punch January 1st, 1958

These early GRANTA caricatures by Searle even appear to bear a more Sheriffs-like influence.


Jonathan Edwards said...

I adore Sherriff's work. One of my biggest influences.

Matt Jones said...

Yes, you can see that in your work. Do you own any originals? Thanks for your comment Jonathan.

Jonathan Edwards said...

I wish I did! I had a conversation with someone in a cartoon art gallery a few years back who told me about a job lot of Sherriffs originals coming up for auction and selling for very little as no one at the auction was aware of him! Wish I'd have been there.

Matt Jones said...

I've seen that happen- Uli Meyer & I went along to view some Searle's at Christie's last year. We discovered a folder of great Sheriffs and Uli bagged the lot!