William Ralston (Scottish, 1841-1911), 'The Story of an Auto-Motor Car', 1896, for 'The Graphic',

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Lot 57
William Ralston (Scottish, 1841-1911), 'The Story of an Auto-Motor Car', 1896, for 'The Graphic',

Sold for £ 937 (US$ 1,254) inc. premium
William Ralston (Scottish, 1841-1911), 'The Story of an Auto-Motor Car', 1896, for 'The Graphic',
a sequence of four small pen and ink humorous illustrations on card, unsigned, depicting the village exploits of Messrs 'Jones, Brown and Robinson' in their first journey in an early motorcar, and their subsequent mishaps and calamities, each approximately 12 x 13cm, three with rubber stamp dates '28 Nov 96' to reverse, four from an original sequence of six illustrations, common mounted horizontally with cut-out publisher's printed captions, 27 x 69cm overall including mount.

Footnotes

  • This series of illustrations were originally published in The Graphic, a British illustrated weekly newspaper (1869-1932) and are believed to be the first published motoring cartoons.
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