"Doctor Syntax & Bookseller",
Period: 1812 (dated)
Publication: The Tour of Dr. Syntax in Search of the Picturesque
Color: Hand Color
7.5 x 4.5 inches
19.1 x 11.4 cm
This delightful etching was drawn and etched by Thomas Rowlandson, famous for his English caricatures. It is from the humorous adventures of the fictional character, Dr. Syntax, a 19th-century English schoolmaster. Rowlandson illustrated the series and then commissioned William Combe to write narrative about the adventures of Dr. Syntax. This view depicts a chaotic scene in an antiquarian bookstore.
References: Manasek, #7.1.
Original color with toning and minor soiling in blank margins.