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The Belles of St Trinian's

Edward Ardizzone (1900-1979)

On Loan

Signed 'Diz'
Also inscribed by Ronald Searle, 'Edward Ardizzone'
Preliminary pen ink and pencil drawing for 'Girls! Girls!' on reverse

Pen and ink

6 ¼ x 8 ¼ inches

Ronald Searle; Judy Taylor MBE, Children's Editor for Bodley Head

Punch, 7 April 1954, Page 435, 'Girls! Girls!' by G W Stonier

'Edward Ardizzone RA 1900-1979 – A Centenary Celebration', Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2000, No 19; 'The Illustrators. The British Art of Illustration 1865-2019', Chris Beetles Gallery, November 2019-January 2020, No 114

This illustration accompanies an article by G W Stonier on his visit to the set of Launder and Gilliat's The Belles of St Trinian's, the first of the St Trinian's films, inspired by the creation of Ronald Searle and released in 1954.

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