Robert Burns Pursued by A Giant Mouse - Automaton Pull Along Figure. Entitled "The nightmare of Robert Burns", this one off art work , made in Scotland by a skilled local craftsman and now up for sale. There will not be another made. This is not a toy. This sculpture, which is in the form of a pull along automaton figure of Robert Burns, the Scottish bard, being pursued by a giant mouse.It is traditionally constructed from wood, metal, fabric, leather and assorted found 19th Century objects. The cast iron wheels were salvaged from a dismantled 19th century toy. It has been displayed at several galleries over the last few years. When pulled along by its cord, the "worried looking" Mr Burns tries to shake of the attentions of the huge mouse which, despite his efforts, continues to lunge forward at his heels! The hand carved and painted traditional automaton measures 200mm by 400mm by 500mm. THIS IS NOT A SMALL ITEM. The figure incorporates a small piece of elm wood, taken from a tree growing on Ellisland farm, Dumfries, Scotland while Robert Burns was tenant farmer there.
This automaton comes with a letter of authentication. This is a must for Burns enthusiasts, collectors of automata and anyone who wants a most unusual sculpture in their collection. The pull along automaton was made a few years ago, and has been on display several times at the Yellow Door Gallery Queen Street Dumfries, and has been seen as part of the Dumfries "Big Burns Supper" event. The item "Robert Burns Pursued by A Giant Mouse Automaton Pull Along Figure" is in sale since Saturday, September 18, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Decorative Collectables\Music Boxes".The seller is "thefactoryoutletstore" and is located in Alton. This item can be shipped worldwide.