Lawya Art: ‘In Loco Parentis’

In Loco Parentis by Oliphantics. What is going on in this beautiful piece of art? The lawyer seems to be playing with the child, amusing the toddler. She placed her wig on the child.  The phone is off the hook.   Pen and paper for drawing. The lawyer does not want to be interrupted.  …

L’Avocat

French musical automaton, ‘L’Avocat’ (The Lawyer), 1895-1905 L’Avocat – Made by Unknown (person) in France, c.1900 This is an automaton, a mechanical figure in the form of a barrister, which was made to move as if spontaneously through a concealed clockwork mechanism. Made around 1900, the barrister stands pompously behind a podium, opening and closing…