Philip William May (Anglo/American, 1864-1903) The Auto-Motor Bus
- American & European Works of Art - 2387
- Date / Time :
- November 16, 2007 4:00PM
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.