18 May 2016,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,750
GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500
William Heath Robinson (Islington 1861-1944 London)
'How to rise with the sun': The burning glass alarm in case of a further rise in the price of clocks and watches
signed 'W./HEATH/ROBINSON' (lower left) and inscribed as title (lower centre)
pencil, pen and ink and grey wash on paper
13 5/8 x 10 in. (34.6 x 25.4 cm.)
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London Opinion, 7 August 1920, illustrated, page number untraced.
W. Heath Robinson, Inventions, London, 1973, pg. 130.
London, Chris Beetles Gallery, W. Heath Robinson, March 4th - 27th 1987, no. 178.
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