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Print made by John Phillips, active 1840–1852
Published by John Fairburn, active 19th century

Removing Rubbish. Cabinet In's and Out's

Materials & Techniques:
Etching with hand coloring in watercolor on medium, moderately textured, cream wove paper
Sheet: 11 3/4 × 17 inches (29.8 × 43.2 cm), Plate: 9 1/2 × 13 1/2 inches (24.1 × 34.3 cm), Image: 7 1/2 × 12 3/8 inches (19.1 × 31.4 cm)

Watermark: "1825"

Lettered above image: "Cabinet IN'S and OUT'S, No. 5."; lettered inside image: "Wheel away, there; two | more loads of rubbish are \ coming. | Stole away! [...] Why | d--- me. this is worse | than tumbling into | a ditch. Tally ho! | Westmoreland Rubbish | St. JAMES'S | PALACE | Tory scaffolding | I never had such a dirty | job in my life - such filthy | rubbish! it has quite spoil'd | my gown; but I shall | soon have a new one. | Orange Peel Rubbish | I appeal to | the nation | Eh laird! I think I smell the guid | toon of Edinbro' - the loons across | the Tween 'll think me the sweeter | from the rubbish cart. | Admiralty Rubbish | Excellent | Here he goes neck and crop. | be quick, bundle in the others, | and the place will soon | be clear of rubbish. | Ha! Ha! Ha! | Here, messmate, stow away | this here land-lubber. Shiver | my timbers if I'll have any | such in my ship. | This is not law | But it's justice | Chan Rubbish | Military Rubbish | O! I shall never raise my | head again! But this is, no | doubt, intended as a great | Moral Lesson. | Phillips, sc. | Pub. by J. Fairburn, Broadway, Blackfriars, May 19, 1827." ; lettered below image: "REMOVING RUBBISH | "Any person practically acquainted with building houses must know that what was sent away was rubbish" Loud laugheter. See speach of Lord King, May 4, 1827.".

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Godfrey Pearlson
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
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