On recto, two men walk to the left in a wood with guns. The man behind (right) holds his gun by the barrel pointed towards his companion’s posterior; he wears colored spectacles, a top hat, and is smoking a cigar. The man in front (left) looks back towards his companion as he holds his rifle by the butt, the barrel pointed over his shoulder at his companion’s face. The lines below: “I never likes to go out with a man as don’t carry his gun like a sportsman.” “Not I. I’m always wery particular.!”
On verso, a pencil drawing of two men (dustmen?) conversing as one points to the donkey that he holds by the reins.
Two policemen are shown arresting chimney sweeps, roughly pulling one by the arm and another pushing an adult chimney sweep away while carrying four little boys on his back or in his arm. Two chimney sweeps on the left and one on the right complain of the crackdown on their trade.
Printmaker: Grant, C. J. (Charles Jameson), active 1830-1852, printmaker.
Title: A sweep-ingreform among the clergy [graphic] / C.J.G.
Publication: [London] : Printed and published by G. Drake, 12, Houghton Street, Clare Market, [ca. 1833]
A dustman bends over a large woman who has fallen and lifts her by placing his hands under her arms. She looks up angerly and shakes her fist at the dustman’s young assistant in an apron who looks on (left) with a smile and hand raised. Two dogs jump around the group.