Original pen and ink drawing for Railway Ribaldry by William Heath Robinson. Page entitled 'INTERESTING METHODS OF OVERCOMING THE 'COLD FEET' DIFFICULTY BEFORE THE INTRODUCTION OF FOOT WARMERS' (written in the bottom left corner). ‘RAILWAY RIBALDRY’ written in bottom right corner. ‘W HEATH ROBINSON’ top right corner. Rough pencil workings visible. Pen and ink on artists board with a paper cover. Signed on the back W. Heath Robinson in pencil and with stamp reading ‘RETURN TO/ A E JOHNSON/ ARTISTS’ AGENT/ (?)2 KING ST. COVENT GDN. W. C.2/ LONDON’. ‘1962 GW’ hand written in pencil, Roberson’s & Co. Ltd, stamp on the back of the board advertising the artists board. Two images on the page; the top one shows passengers queuing to have hot water bottles filled by the driver from a tap on the side of the locomotive. The lower image shows a couple warming their feet on the roof light, sitting in arm chairs each lifted on a telescopic arm. Commissioned by Great Western Railway, 1935.
H383mm x W273mm
- Pictorial Collection (Railway)
- Object Number:
- Permanent collection
Cite this page
We encourage the use and reuse of our collection data.
Data in the title, made, maker and details fields are released under Creative Commons Zero
Descriptions and all other text content are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence
Download catalogue entry as json
Download manifest IIIF
Our records are constantly being enhanced and improved, but please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information shown on this website.