1970 Franklin Tyrone Johnson "The Beggar Boy" Framed Original Oil on Velour Painting - This painting is titled "The Beggar Boy" and was painting by an artist from Illinois named Franklin Tyrone Johnson. Tyrone painted this beautiful painting in 1970 when he was 27 years old, and our sellers purchased it from an art show, where Tyrone was showing this painting as well as two others. The painting depicts a young "beggar boy" who is sitting on the street, hoping for compassion from passersby. This piece was painted on velour, a unique choice not used often. The browns and golds of the piece are rich and saturated, and the painting is in excellent condition. The piece is signed "Tyrone" and dated "70" in the lower right corner. The piece (including the frame) measures 29.5" x 23.75".