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The Billiard Table.
The Billiard Table.
Design'd & Etched by Rowlandson.
[London, R. Ackermann, c.1820 (publication line faint).]
Hand coloured etching with aquatint, sheet 150 x 235mm. 6 x 9¼".
Doctor Syntax playing billiards in an interior with five women; one lady scores the match using a wall-mounted dial above the fireplace to left. From 'The Tour of Doctor Syntax, in Search of a Wife' by William Combe. The various tours following the escapades of the fictional 19th century clergyman '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: 267, 8.
[Ref: 56175]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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