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Drawing, A Cheerful Bunch, 1980

This is a Drawing. It was created by Ronald Searle. It is dated 1980 and we acquired it in 1984. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and watercolor, opaque watercolor, color crayons 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

45 × 32.5 cm (17 11/16 × 12 13/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped in blue ink on verso: Ronald Searle/ JOHN LOCKE STUDIO/ 15 EAST 76th STREET/ NEW YORK CITY, 10021/ U.S.A. Butterfield 8-8010

It is signed

Signed in pen and black ink at lower left: Ronald Searle

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite on paper affixed at lower left margin: A Cheerful Bunch; inscribed in pen and black ink on verso: A cheerful bunch/ 45 x 32.5 cm; inscribed in pen and blue ink on verso: SP#7941/2 and in black ink: 96.5%

Cite this object as

Drawing, A Cheerful Bunch, 1980; Ronald Searle (British, active France, 1920 - 2011); pen and black ink, brush and watercolor, opaque watercolor, color crayons on heavy wove paper; 45 × 32.5 cm (17 11/16 × 12 13/16 in.); Gift of John Goelet; 1984-93-22

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