Thomas Heath Robinson

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Thomas Heath Robinson
"He offers to pay them a good sum down"
ca. 1903
Pen and black ink over graphite, on illustration board.
12 1/8 x 8 7/8 inches (307 x 226 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.

Title from item.
Drawing for an illustration for a work of fiction entitled "A perfect disappearance"; possibly a novel or short story by Talbot Smith published under that title ca. 1903.


Signed in pen and ink at lower left, "T.H. Robinson"; in pencil within the margin at foot: "A perfect disappearance No. 3"; and "He offers to pay them a good sum down"; in pencil on verso, "3 1/2 ".

From the library of Gordon N. Ray.

Drawing shows a young man in an overcoat conversing with an older couple around a table with a checked cloth; the older man stands leaning forward with his hands on the table top, and a book, newspaper, pipe, and humidor sit on the table in front of him.

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