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W. Heath Robinson

Cartoon, Wild and Woolly. A few trot-skis in Switzerland. Variations on Skiing such as the tri-ski and twin-ski. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the Estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evan"

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Classic Heath Robinson Ski Ing Skis Trot Twin Variations Wild Woolly 1923 January


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W. Heath Robinson's Whimsical Take on Skiing in Switzerland: "Wild and Woolly. A few trot-skis in Switzerland" (Courtesy of the Estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evans) Step into the fantastical world of British cartoonist W. Heath Robinson as we explore his humorous take on skiing in Switzerland, depicted in his illustration titled "Wild and Woolly. A few trot-skis in Switzerland," created on January 17th, 1923. Heath Robinson's artistic genius is on full display in this classic cartoon, which showcases his signature intricate and imaginative style. In this piece, he playfully pokes fun at the emerging sport of skiing and its various adaptations, including the tri-ski and twin-ski. As the title suggests, Robinson's depiction of skiing in the Swiss Alps is anything but ordinary. Instead, he presents a scene of wild and woolly chaos, with skiers grappling with their unwieldy equipment and tumbling down the snowy slopes. The tri-ski and twin-ski, with their multiple skis and peculiar bindings, add to the comedic effect, highlighting the challenges and quirks of this new and evolving sport. Robinson's mastery of line, form, and detail brings this whimsical scene to life, transporting us back in time to the early days of skiing history. His ability to capture the essence of human perseverance and the spirit of adventure in the face of adversity is truly remarkable. This delightful cartoon is a testament to Heath Robinson's enduring talent and his unique ability to bring humor and joy to everyday life. Whether you're a fan of history, art, or simply appreciate a good laugh, this charming illustration is sure to leave you with a smile on your face. Join us as we delve deeper into the world of W. Heath Robinson and explore more of his timeless creations. (Courtesy of the Estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evans)

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