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Drawing, Mexico: Everyday Ceremony of Trying to Stand up to Manana

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Ronald Searle. We acquired it in 1984. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and watercolor and 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

43.3 × 32.1 cm (17 1/16 × 12 5/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped twice in blue ink, verso: Ronald Searle/JOHN LOCKE STUDIOS INC./15 EAST 76th STREET/NEW YORK CITY, NY 10021/USA (212) BU 8-8010.

It is signed

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

It is inscribed

Typed in black ink on paper affixed across lower margin: MEXICO: Everyday Ceremony of Trying to Stand Up to Manana.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Mexico: Everyday Ceremony of Trying to Stand up to Manana; Designed by Ronald Searle (British, active France, 1920 - 2011); pen and black ink, brush and watercolor and opaque watercolor, crayon, graphite on heavy wove paper; 43.3 × 32.1 cm (17 1/16 × 12 5/8 in.); Gift of John Goelet; 1984-93-8

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