More Victorian Tradesmen Scraps
Here is another set of scraps I have acquired in my ever-growing collection of Cries of London and popular images of tradesmen. With their gaudy chromo-lithographic hues, these lively pictures celebrate the industry of their subjects, expressed in both the exertion and the absorption of their labour. I cannot resist the feeling that the artist who designed this handsome set proudly accented it towards his own trade by including portraits of the lithographic artist and the colour printer – thereby illustrating the means of production of these scraps.
You may also like to take a look at my other scraps