An aspirational dustman in ragged clothes, a monocle hanging from his hat, and smoking a cigar, sits in a chair before the hearth reading a book, “An introduction to the pleasures of … schince by Barnart Botherum […] dedicated to the majesty of the people”. On the table are bowl, a goblet and a bottle of Port. On the wall hangs a landscape and on the mantel a bust of Shakespeare. The dog at his feet stares at the fire, the bones of fish dinner on a plate beside him. A large bell sits on the floor beside the dustman.
- Printmaker: Heath, Henry, active 1824-1850, printmaker.
- Title: The march of intellect [graphic] / H. Heath del.
- Publication: London : Published April 1828 by S. Maunder, 10 Newgate Street, [April 1828]
Acquired June 2022