Hope Left Over
This book came through the post today. As describes by the Guardian online:
“In Ronald Searle’s most recent book, Les Très Riches Heures De Mrs Mole, published just three months before he died, the author brought to light the 47 drawings he produced for his wife, Monica Searle, as she was treated for a rare and virulent form of cancer over a five-year period in the early 1970s. She survived, and the intimate drawings stand as a moving testimony to love and hope.”
What a beautiful gift to give someone. It really shows Searle’s love for his wife.
I first encounted the work of Searle at the cartoon museum in London two years ago, his work is simply remarkable. If you’d like to see some more illustrations from this book, click here. Or for more on Searle’s work in general look here.
Just to jog your memory or inform you of who Ronald Searle was here is a very brief description: Searle was a British artist, satirical cartoonists and War artist. He is perhaps best known for being the creator of ‘St Trinian’s School’. He was born 3 March 1920, and died late last year on 30 December 2011. He spent his last days drinking champagne with his wife in France. Here is an interview with him from a few years ago.