THE INVENTIVE ART OF WILLIAM HEATH ROBINSON

William Heath Robinson (1872-1944) is a household name, and a byword for a design or construction that is ingeniously or ridiculously over-complicated' (as defined by The New Oxford Dictionary of English in 1998). Though he was a wide-ranging artist, he is best remembered for his cartoons and illustrations of machines and other inventions. He made these convincing and appealing by delineating them with clarity, placing them in charming, quintessentially English settings, and showing them as operated by gentle, industrious, indefatigable figures.

PARLOUR GOLF by WILLIAM HEATH ROBINSON

PARLOUR GOLF

HE DASHED AFTER THE ELEPHANT by WILLIAM HEATH ROBINSON

HE DASHED AFTER THE ELEPHANT

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THE SIXTH COLUMN FRUSTRATE A VAIN ATTEMPT BY THE FIFTH TO STARVE US OUT BY POISONING THE PIGEONS IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE by WILLIAM HEATH ROBINSON

THE SIXTH COLUMN THE SIXTH COLUMN FRUSTRATE A VAIN ATTEMPT BY THE FIFTH TO STARVE US OUT BY POISONING THE PIGEONS IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE

HOW TO DISPENSE WITH SERVANTS IN THE BEDROOM
 by WILLIAM HEATH ROBINSON

HOW TO DISPENSE WITH SERVANTS IN THE BEDROOM

HEADING TO 'THE MERCHANTS WIFE' by WILLIAM HEATH ROBINSON

HEADING TO 'THE MERCHANTS WIFE'

   

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