Budworth added that initially they thought it was Victorian wallpaper, but it was beyond its age. The newly unveiled frieze depicts a biblical scene of a man in a cage being dragged by an angel. The painting also depicts a man in a white cart, who, according to Budworth, appears to be riding into the Kingdom of Heaven.
Shortly after the discovery, Budworth contacted Historic England, a public body that looks after the country’s historic environment.
As a result, a representative was sent to survey the artwork and take detailed professional photographs.
Budworth also adds that the wall paintings pre-date the flat itself, explaining that the artwork was carried on the wall of a building that no longer exists. In essence, the building was built around an existing wall.
In short, the paintings are believed to have been created between 1635 (when the ‘symbol’ was written) and 1700 (when such artworks fell out of fashion).
A man renovating his kitchen turns surprised when he discovers a hidden 400-year-old painting.
He discovered the paintings on the wall behind the old wardrobe. According to reports, the mural of countrywide importance become discovered within the domestic of Luke Budworth in Micklegate, York, North Yorkshire.
If anything can be reported, the friezes inside his flat date to 1660.
Interestingly, more paintings have also been discovered under the roof on either side of the chimney.
York’s old town is surrounded by an ancient wall and Budworth’s apartment, which he purchased in October 2020. The apartment, which sits above a restaurant and a charity bookshop, is part of a Grade II indexed Georgian constructing relationship again to 1747.