Signed 'G Sutherland' and inscribed 'Christmas day in the workhouse', 'roughs' and 'russell, this represents more or less the colour balance, can I have it back, please, p.s I think the Christmas puddin is lovely – can't I keep it??'
Pen ink, watercolour and bodycolour with pencil
10 ½ x 14 ½
Preliminary Drawing For Punch, 7 November 1955, 'Almanack For 1956', Page 34; Ronald Searle, Merry England, Etc, London: Perpetua Books, 1956, Page 87
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