From My Scrap Collection
For some time, I have been collecting Victorian scraps of tradesmen and street characters, and putting them in a drawer. So these damp days at the end of January gave me the ideal opportunity to search through the contents and study my collection in detail. I am especially fascinated by the mixture of whimsical fantasy and social observation in these colourful miniatures, in which even the comic grotesques are derived from the daily reality of the collectors who once cherished these images.
Sweets & Dainties
Acrobat & Performing Dog
The Muffin Man
Spraying the roads
Scottish Herring Girls followed the shoals around the East Coast, gutting and packing the herring.
You may like to see these other scraps from my collection