It’s not uncommon to discover things whilst going through some home improvements. An old newspaper here, a height chart drawn on a door frame there, or, in this case, a work of art under the wallpaper.
Ramsbottom resident Bobbie Dowding posted to the “What’s on in Ramsbottom” Facebook group asking to help track down a mystery artist:
So my mam has stripped the wall in my sisters room and uncovered this art work 😂 it’s been signed at the bottom right hand corner by ?.Holden. We’ve lived in Ramsbottom since 2000 so she’s curious to find out who painted it all those years ago and hopes that they might see this post, if anyone might know who this is then please tag them 😊Bobbie Dowding – Facebook
It’s a little tricky to see the signature, but after asking Bobbie, she has provided a better shot, and it looks like R Holden.
I did a little digging into the cartoon piece, and I believe it’s originally from Asterix in Britain:
Are you the mysterious R Holden?