Doctor Syntax & Bookseller.
Hand coloured etching with aquatint. Sheet: 150 x 249mm. (6 x 9¾").
The fictional 19th century clergyman 'Dr. Syntax’ at his desk in his study talking to a portly bookseller; scrolling map hanging on wall behind. From 'The Tour of Doctor Syntax, in search of the picturesque' 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).
Abbey Life 269, 26.
[Ref: 30293] £130.00