Monday, 21 December 2015

W. Heath Robinson – part 18

William Heath Robinson (1872 – 1944) was an English illustrator and cartoonist, best known for his drawings of complicated machines for achieving simple objectives. “Heath Robinson Contraption” is a phrase that entered the language during WW1 in Britain, and later in the United States.


William wrote and illustrated three highly successful children’s books (The Adventures of Uncle Lubin 1902, Bill the Minder 1912, Peter Quip in Search of a Friend 1933) as well as illustrating numerous others.

In the run up to WW1, Robinson became known for a series of drawings in magazines such as The Sketch and The Tatler, many of which I will be featuring in this comprehensive look at his work.


This is part 18 of a 20 – part series on the works of W. Heath Robinson


1935 Railway Ribaldry (part 2):


















Pen and ink 16.4 x 20.3 cm

Pen and ink 32.4 x 24.1 cm 



























Pen and ink 32.4 xx 24.1 cm





Pen and ink 15.2 x 11.4 cm





















Pen and ink 32.4 x 24.1 cm

Pen and ink 13.9 x 19 cm















Artwork. Pen and ink 16.4 x 22.9 cm

Pen and ink 15.9 x 21.6 cm





End-paper Artwork "The Stowaway. Pen and ink 17.8 x 20.3 cm

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