Thomas Rowlandson – Dr. Syntax Robb’d of his Property - Winckelmann Gallery

Thomas Rowlandson – Dr. Syntax Robb’d of his Property

Amusing early edition aquatint drawn and etched by Thomas Rowlandson entitled " Dr. Syntax Robb’d of his Property". It was published in "The Tour of Dr. Syntax in Search of the Picturesque", (London 1812, pl.18), a story of a fictional rural schoolteacher and pastor who attempts to make his fortune by going travelling, and then writing and illustrating a book about his experiences of quaint and unusual places.

This print was likely produced for the book’s second edition, and is dated 1 April, 1813.

Artist/Etcher: Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827)  
Medium: Hand-coloured etching with aquatint.
Condition: Good condition.
Dimensions: 14 x 21.5 cm. / 5 ½ x 8 ½ in. (sheet).
Frame: 24.5 x 32.5 cm. / 9 ¾ x 12 ¾ in. Gilt wood, contemporary. Mint green-coloured acid free matting and glass.
Origin: United Kingdom.

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