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    Sale 5328

    Children's & Illustrated Books & Original Illustrations

    19 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 97

    Frederick Rowland Emett (1906-1990)

    The new car

    Price Realised  

    Frederick Rowland Emett (1906-1990)
    The new car
    signed 'Emett' (lower right), and inscribed 'Had a new car on order six years, and its just come through. Not the model I specified, but still...' (lower left)
    pencil and black ink heightened with white, unframed
    10½ x 12¾ in. (26.7 x 32.3 cm.)


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    Literature

    Punch, 25 October 1950, p. 396.
    The Forgotten Tramcar (and other drawings), Faber and Faber, London, 1952.
    Alarms & Excursions and other transports transfixed by Emett, John Murray, London, 1977.


    Exhibited

    London, The British Art of Illustration 1780-1996, no. 384.