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.
A man with a queue wig and wearing spectacles (right) sits expectantly at a small round tea table set for two; his hands on the table clutch his knife and fork, his napkin tied around his neck like a bib. He leans forward as he eyes the food approach carried by a woman in a mop cap and wearing spectacles who stands full length (left) holding a long handled frying pan heaped high with dark ashes. He says, “Come, come, Dame isn’t my eggs and bacon done yet. I’m literally famish’d in waiting.” She replies, “I am very sorry to inform your worship that just as I had done ’em so nice all this here soot fell into the pan.”
Creator: Grant, C. J. (Charles Jameson), active 1830-1852, artist.