Thursday, December 10, 2009

Heath Robinson in Pearson's






I am a little unconventional in my tastes at times and here collide two such preferences. I prefer Pearson's Magazine to The Strand every time: I think the decorative binding much superior and the content universally more interesting. And I prefer the early work of Heath Robinson to his later and much more famous 'contraption art'. So how delightful to be able to liberate four Heath Robinson illustrations from the Pearson's Magazine of 1907 - admittedly a little later than the 1890s black and white work I like most but I think they show a really nice half-way point. They illustrate "Gwendoline's Burlgar" by Frank Savile.

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