Monday, February 17, 2014

Ronald Searle: George Washington Never Slept in These

Ronald Searle created this original advertising artwork for Allen Solly & Co., Ltd., purveyor of fine hosiery. The British company was trying to break into the upscale American market in 1951 with an advertising campaign in the New Yorker.

Ronald Searle, George Washington Never Slept in These
Original advertising art for Allen Solly & Co., Ltd. published in the New Yorker, 1951
Christie's South Kensington Original Book Illustrations July 7, 1993
Later with Chris Beetles

Note:  I have added this original illustration to my earlier post on Searle and Socks here.

Other posts  of mine about Ronald Searle may be seen here.

Other posts suitable for Presidents' Day are here.

The Ronald Searle Tribute Blog has this to say about the subject of Searle's advertising work.

"Searle in America," the exhibition of Ronald Searle's reportage work for the American magazine market is still showing at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco where it will remain on view through March 30. Information about the show is here.

The Searle in America blog is dedicated to Ronald Searle's work for the U.S. market and can be seen here.


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