Interesting methods of overcoming the 'cold feet' difficulty before the introduction of foot warmers

c. 1935 in England
William Heath Robinson

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)
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paper and pen and ink

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