We went charity shop hunting again on Saturday. The wife found these two prints. They are called: Cries Of London. They were in two modern and rather tatty picture frames. What do you want for one Euros and Fifty a piece? You can see the price sticker in the right hand corner of the donkey picture.
The first one is entitled "Turnips and Carrots".
Francis Wheatley originally painted and exhibited his series of oil paintints "Cries Of London" at the Royal Academy between 1792 to 1795. He was born in Convent Garden and painted the ordinary working people of that area. His girlfriend is said to have modelled for some of the characters paintings.
Our prints are about 1920. There are lots of them for sale on Ebay. I saw one for sale for fifteen Euros and twelve Euros postage. Not intrinsically a fortune. But I still feel we discovered treasure and learned about a wonderful artist!
I found this wonderful video on You Tube, Enjoy!