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The March of Intellect

  • Object:

    Satirical print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1828 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Heath, Henry (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    hand-coloured etching

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss A. St J. Gray

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 73

Physical description

A caricature of a dustman shown seated in his front room, holding an eyeglass, smoking a cigar, and reading a book.

Place of Origin

London (published)


1828 (published)


Heath, Henry (artist)

Materials and Techniques

hand-coloured etching


Height: 12.75 in, Width: 9 in

Descriptive line

Henry Heath. The March of Intellect. A dustman shown reading a book by his fireplace. London, 1828

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1936, London: Board of Education, 1937.


Printing ink




Satire; Caricatures & Cartoons; Prints; Interiors; Class; Education & Learning; Furniture; Men's clothes


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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