29 March 2012
A child's walker
Fashioned in the era before plastics, this clever walker (made of ?rattan) is a detail in a larger painting entitled "The Treat," by Giovanni Sandrucci -
- which I found posted at Miss Folly. I've not been able to find out anything more about the artist, except that he was Italian (1829-1897), so I presume the walker was a construction of that country in that era. I should think the history of children's walkers would be an interesting topic to research for a longer post.
Addendum: I just found a nice collection of images of baby walkers (dating back as far as the 15th century!) at A Polar Bear's Tale.