It’s hard to believe but the images below date from as early as 1912. They are the work of artist Richard Müller.
This type of pencil drawn surrealism is a having a bit of a moment and this work might be mistaken for the work of Laurie Lipton or the less whimsical work of Rory Dobner.
The Image above very much reminds me of my favourite design by Timorous Beasties: ‘Iguana’. ( As shown below)