Dr Syntax Soliloquising 1820
Original Aquatint Print Doctor Syntax Soliloquising by Thomas Rowlandson c1820. An Original Aquatint Print. Drawn by Thomas Rowlandson From "The Tour of Dr Syntax, In Search of the Picturesque" Published: 1820. Aquatint with Original Colour by hand
Published by R. ACKERMANN'S REPOSITORY of ARTS 101, Strand, London 1820
Mr. Ackermann’s shop in the Strand was the famous Repository of Arts, a print and picture emporium founded in 1796 by Rudolph Ackermann (1764-1834)
As issued, blank to verso, some age toning and spotting to boarders, soiling to lower boarder.
Still vibrant original colour. Approx Image size: 7.25" X 4.5" (184mm x 114mm)
Sheet Size: 9" x 5.75" (228mm x 146mm) On medium weight wove paper
The fictional 19th century clergyman 'Dr. Syntax’ at his bedchamber table with his lawyer in attendance prepares his will. From 'The Second Tour of Doctor Syntax, in search of consolation' by William Combe. The various tours following the escapades of Dr. Syntax were a satire on William Gilpin’s series of picturesque journeys to different parts of England. By Thomas Rowlandson (1757 - 1827).
A genuine antique print over 190 years old.