The artist mentioned that this illustration was inspired by a photograph they had found. This sweet faced little boy has his own child-sized workshop and tools to learn the trade of carpentry.
The Nursery, A Monthly Magazine for Youngest Readers Vol XIII – No. 4 was a children’s magazine that was published in 1873. That publication date puts this vintage image in the public domain.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.