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The Post Office Spaceship

Rowland Emett (1906-1990)


Signed and inscribed with title
Inscribed 'The BIA envisaged as an up-to-date flexible space ship, with its highly trained crew of research workers and specialists, is here shewn ranging far and wide, impelled by its streams of potent direct mail {p.d.m+} (the Head Office, in the semblance of a dome of waxed fruit is a reminder that, with all its modern equipment the findings of the past are not forgotten' on original mount

Pen ink and watercolour

17 ¼ x 11 inches

'Marvellous Machines: the Wonderful World Of Rowland Emett', Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery,
May-September 2014;
'The Magical Machines of Rowland Emett, Ditchling Museum, 2 May-6 September 2015;
'The Marvellous Mechanical Museum', Compton Verney, June-September 2018;
Comedy and Commentary, Mottisfont,
18 January - 11 April 2020

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