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Drawing, Holland: Historical But Somewhat Yucky Ceremony of Pulling Out the Finger, 1983

This is a Drawing. It was created by Ronald Searle. It is dated 1983 and we acquired it in 1984. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and watercolor, opaque watercolor, crayon, graphite on heavy wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by John Goelet. It is credited Gift of John Goelet.

Its dimensions are

43.7 × 32.1 cm (17 3/16 × 12 5/8 in.)

It is signed

Signed in pen and black ink, lower left: Ronald Searle.

It is inscribed

Printed in black ink, lower left: (c) Ronald Searle 1983; lower center: HOLLAND: Historical but somewhat yucky ceremony of Pulling Out the Finger.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Holland: Historical But Somewhat Yucky Ceremony of Pulling Out the Finger, 1983; Ronald Searle (British, active France, 1920 - 2011); pen and black ink, brush and watercolor, opaque watercolor, crayon, graphite on heavy wove paper; 43.7 × 32.1 cm (17 3/16 × 12 5/8 in.); Gift of John Goelet; 1984-93-14

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