Auction 137, Lot 865

"Doctor Syntax & Bookseller",

Subject: Miscellaneous

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.

Condition: B+

Original color with toning and minor soiling in blank margins.

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sold for: $0

Closed on 9/14/2011