Item #CL207-24 The Man Who Nearly Stole His Own Car. W. Heath Robinson, 1872–1944 Brit.
The Man Who Nearly Stole His Own Car
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The Man Who Nearly Stole His Own Car

c1930s. Pen and ink, titled, signed and annotated “rough sketch” in ink lower centre and right, artist’s agent’s stamp signed in pencil by Robinson with publishing annotation “p24” in pencil verso, 34 x 24.5cm. Creases, tears to edges, soling and discolouration.

Stamp text includes “‘Rough sketch’ by...Return to A.E. Johnson, Artists’ agent, King St, Covent Gdn, London.”

William Heath Robinson was a British cartoonist, illustrator, and artist “best known for drawings of whimsically elaborate machines to achieve simple objectives. In the UK, the term ‘Heath Robinson contraption’…became part of popular language during WWI as a description of any unnecessarily complex and implausible contrivance. Other cartoonists [were inspired by Robinson and] drew on similar themes. A ‘Heath Robinson contraption’ is perhaps most commonly used in relation to temporary fixes using ingenuity and whatever is to hand, often string and tape, or unlikely cannibalisations. Its continuing popularity was undoubtedly linked to Britain's shortages and the need to ‘make do and mend’ during WWII.” Ref: Wiki.

Item #CL207-24

Price (AUD): $2,950.00  other currencies

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