Re: [MedievalSawdust] Canes/walking sticks?
- On 6/17/07, Barbara Shelanskey <tiger@...> wrote:
>It seems to me Breughel and other realistic painters of his school did
> A friend of mine finds he needs a cane more and more to get around events. He's
> asked me to make him one, but we were both wondering if there were examples of
> period canes and/or walking sticks to be found in paintings and such. Off the
> top of my head, I couldn't think of any, but it's not something I've ever looked
> specifically for.
> Anyone have any sources? Simple, ornate, we'd like to see anything!
pictures of people with various physical problems and their tools of
adaptation. One I remember clearly showed a man with two clubbed feet
and was not by Breughel but was in a very similar style. (Though he
was not using a cane, there were other figures in the background who
might have been.) Unfortunately, for the life of me, I can't remember
where I saw the painting.
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