An illustration from Ronald Searle

'The Society of Conchologists makes its greatest discovery' [based on Botticelli's "Birth of Venus"], pen, ink and wash on paper, signed (in ink), captioned and dated on the image, additionally inscribed with title and publication details on reverse, mounted, framed and glazed, image to view 330 x 440mm.

Inspired by Sandro Botticelli's celebrated painting "The Birth of Venus", this large caricature was first published in Punch (May, 1953), and again in Searle's Merry England, London, 1956, p.91.

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