One of the many suggestions for doing without tunnels

Made:
c. 1935 in England
maker:
William Heath Robinson

Original pen and ink drawing for Railway Ribaldry by William Heath Robinson. Page entitled ‘ONE OF THE MANY SUGGESTIONS FOR DOING WITHOUT TUNNELS’ (written in bottom left corner). ‘RAILWAY RIBALDRY’ written in bottom right corner. ‘W HEATH ROBINSON’ written in the lower left corner of the image. Rough pencil workings visible. Pen and ink on artists board with a paper cover. Signed on the back W. Heath Robinson in ink and with stamp reading ‘RETURN TO/ A E JOHNSON/ ARTISTS’ AGENT/ (?)2 KING ST. COVENT GDN. W. C.2/ LONDON’. Roberson’s & Co. Ltd, stamp on the back of the board advertising the artists board. ‘From/ W Heath Robinson/ 25 Southend Avenue/ Highgate/ N6’ handwritten on the back, along with ‘1668’ in blue pencil crayon. One image on the page showing a flying locomotive and carriages with wings. People on a bridge below watch as it passes over. Commissioned by Great Western Railway, 1935.

H382mm x 273mm

Details

Category:
Pictorial Collection (Railway)
Object Number:
2010-7059
Materials:
paper, pen and ink
type:
drawing - visual work
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Morphets
status:
Permanent collection

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