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Philip William May (Anglo/American, 1864-1903) The Auto-Motor Bus

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2387
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2007 4:00PM

Description:

Philip William May (Anglo/American, 1864-1903)

The Auto-Motor Bus
Signed and dated "Phil May 96" l.r.
Ink on paperboard, sight size 5 x 7 3/4 in. (12.7 x 19.7 cm), framed.
Condition: Toning, soiling.


N.B. This drawing is a very early example of a depiction of a gasoline-run vehicle, paralleling the rise of mass-produced motorcars within the United States. The invention of the assembly line led to a vast increase of automotive illustrations in art and popular culture.


Estimate $600-800

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Philip William May, Phil May, United States, Paper, Pulp and paper industry

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