July 25, 2003
Heath Robinson

A couple of years ago, I went looking for a good Heath Robinson site, to illustrate my view of the failings of a design that we were working on. I didn't find anything.

I looked again this morning, and I found a little gem - W Heath Robinson's Art.

Some of my favourites:

We've all worked on (and perpetrated) this sort of thing, haven't we? ;-)

Posted to Funny by Simon Brunning at July 25, 2003 10:08 AM

kick ass

Posted by: buggles on October 19, 2003 11:02 PM

i found the site in question aswell but apparently due to copyright laws the site is unable to feature heath robinsons work. which is a pain cos im now intrigued.such a shame that all these people cannot share his talent but have to make do with the odd image in biographies. also, his name is not featured in artcyclopedia.com or tate.org.uk which i find interesting. how about you?

Posted by: kayleigh on December 1, 2003 08:34 PM

I too wandered into the site above and found it a real pain in the a*** because you can see all the wonderful titles but can't see the illustrations, anyone found any other sites?

Posted by: Mark on December 30, 2003 11:53 AM

The pictures were all up when I first visited, but they seem to have been removed since. A bit of a shame - but it's probably a copyright thing, in which case you probably won't find the pictures online anywhere.

Posted by: Simon Brunning on January 5, 2004 08:54 AM

were are the picture then?

Posted by: bob on February 4, 2004 04:54 PM

If you can't be bothered to read the comments above *OR* to write a grammatical sentence, then I can't be bothered either.

Posted by: Simon Brunning on February 4, 2004 05:03 PM

Went to website by someone who was keen to promote W Heath Robinsons' work and it was stated that a company called Pollinger Limited (working on behalf of J C Robinson), said there was a breach of contract, so no illustrations were allowed to be shown. However, it is 60 years since W H Robinson's death, surely there are laws that can allow his work to be viewed.

Posted by: Sue Matthews on February 18, 2004 07:08 PM

Great pics dude they totally rule man, you should gets some more info though

Posted by: freak show wierdy on March 14, 2004 07:22 PM

fascinated by all Heath Robinson's Artwork.Like minded people in the North West of England should visit the Walker in Liverpool to see 50 originals. Any sites showing his work, or books available, I'd like to know.

Posted by: Gordon DUNBAR on June 2, 2004 11:57 AM

It is a crying shame that Heath Robinson's sketches are unavailable due to copyright. To my mind they belong to the world as a memorial to his furtile imagination of the ridiculous. Simple tasks made difficult with the use of string and junk.
To his Trust, and or family, give us a break.

Posted by: John Medwin on June 18, 2004 05:31 AM

i have across a framed print by w.heath robinson titled cleaning noah's ark and was hoping to find out more about it. can any one tell me about it?

Posted by: elaine bagley on March 3, 2005 12:45 AM

I also have a picture "claening Noahs Ark" its not framed, its painted straight on to a piece of wood, with his signature, any info??

Posted by: Hazel on October 7, 2005 03:39 PM

I have a large picture (paining/print/illustration) of W. Heath Robinson's 'Noah's Arc". Cannot find a anything about it on any of the sites. Any information you can give me would be appreciated. Thank you for your time and consideration,
carol lynn

Posted by: carol lynn on May 5, 2008 05:46 PM

Try this one:


Posted by: Pauline on October 6, 2008 07:27 PM

How sad that the greed shown by those with copyrights prevent thousands of people from enjoying a painting such as the cleaning of noah's arc. I have a copy of it which I purchased at an antique store, and cannot describe the feelings that I have every time that I look at it ! ! !

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