By Christian Franzen
John Orlando Parry was born on January 3rd, 1810 in London, England. He was the son of well known Welsh Musician Bardd Alaw and studied the arts of music from a young age. Parry went on to become a very famous singer and pianist in his prime. In his free time he was known to enjoy drawing scenes of his home city of London.
He produced his most famous illustration in , London Street Scene, in 1835 which depicts a busy street in London being blasted with advertisements for various things. There is really no more information that I could find on Parry's artistic career because he is so greatly known for his musical success, but I really enjoy this little watercolor.