Dr Syntax The Bees 1820
Original Aquatint Print Doctor Syntax and The Bees by Thomas Rowlandson c1820 hand coloured. Drawn by Thomas Rowlandson From "The Tour of Dr Syntax, In Search of the Consolation" Published June 1st 1820. (Dated in Plate) 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. 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’ by William Combe. Syntax is chased by the swarming bees, the bee keeper, house maid, cook and gardener all in pursuit! 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.