Waiting For The Wife

Fine Art Belfast Print

This study from St. George’s Market, Belfast, features two male figures on a bench.


Their wives are shopping and they are waiting for them.


Although there is a suggestion of the building’s ornate windows in the background, the two ‘waiting husbands’ are the focal point.

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Prints come in 5 approximate sizes:

  • A0: 841 x 1189mm
  • A1: 594 x 841mm
  • A2: 420 x 594 mm
  • A3: 297 x 420 mm
  • A4: 210 x 297 mm

Please note, these are approximate sizes. The final size of the print will depend on the aspect ratio and size of the original painting. Not all prints are available in all sizes. The available sizes can be found in the “Size” dropdown above.

Delivery charges will added at checkout, and are calculated according to shipping address. Large prints (A0, A1, A2) are shipped rolled in strong-walled postal tubes. Small prints (A3, A4) are shipped strong cardboard flat envelopes. Originals are carefully boxed & packaged. A tracking number is emailed to the customer at time of posting. Further information about Delivery can be found on the FAQs page.

Una’s Fine Art Giclée prints are produced using German etching or Photo Art Silk paper and pigment inks that are museum quality.

Each limited edition print has a surrounding white border and Una signs, numbers and titles each one.

  • Prints & Originals

All originals and prints are sold unframed.

It is highly recommended that they are brought to a local framer for a professional and well protected finish. We can provide advice on framing options on request.

Waiting For The Wife painting hanging in shop window -- Una O Grady Paintings
The story behind...

Waiting For The Wife

I’ve always found the Belfast term ‘The Wife’ humorous.

And I’ve met plenty of Belfast wives in my time that refer to their husband as ‘Him’ (which I find even funnier)!!

Either way, these two men are doing what they are told.

Neither looks like he wants to be there. But if they wait patiently that will ‘please her’. She will probably need a hand carrying the groceries home.

Huddled over a newspaper, the figure on the left’s body language suggests that he just wants bit of peace and quiet.

The other lad looks like he would enjoy a chat though. I imagine him to be cheeky a quick-witted. He looks at us directly in the eye.

And his belly!! He sits slightly awkwardly to accommodate it. His arms are crossed over and resting quite comfortably on it.

Signed By Una O'Grady