Ladder Of Success
I enjoyed seeing the painting and reading the story in the Between Friends section about the man who makes ladders.
My father used to make ladders on request. He would use a fir tree and saw it straight down the middle (no mean feat). He then used the spokes from redundant cartwheels to make the rungs.
All I know is the long ladder featured in the painting would have taken a bit of handling!
Mr B.R., Peterborough.