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Yugoslavian Camp

Ronald Searle (1920-2011)


Signed, inscribed 'Britanska brigada camp nemila Yugoslavia (Bosnia valley) and dated 'Drawn Aug 22 1947'

Ink and monochrome watercolour

9 ¾ x 13 ½ inches


'In 1947, Paul Hogarth organised a party of four artists, including Ronald Searle, Laurence Scarfe and Percy Horton, and went with them to Yugoslavia. There they recorded the construction of a 'youth railway' being built in East Bosnia by international student volunteers including the future historians, Edward Palmer Thompson and his wife Dorothy.' Patrick Wright, Passport to Peking: A Very British Mission to Mao's China, Oxford University Press, 2010, Chapter 3

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