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Drawing, A Cheerful Bunch, 1980

This is a Drawing. 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.

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; 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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