Mechanical Compositions

Musical picture automaton “Walk in the park”

    Musical picture automaton “Walk in the park”


    Circa 1850

    Wood, cardboard; lithography

    39.5 x 35 cm


    Colour lithographed picture of a classical garden with two women walking, little boy riding a horse with monkey in his hands. A dog is behind the left horse side. The whole group is depicted in the classical garden. 

    When the movement is activated, one of the women tilts her head and moves her hand; the boy tilts his head towards the monkey and moves his leg, the monkey, the horse and the dog are shaking their heads in time with the melody.