'Dr Syntax in the Glashouse', 1820.
2 8 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 20cm

'Dr Syntax in the Glashouse', 1820.

Rowlandson, Thomas

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


Coloured aquatint by Thomas Rowlandson showing his eponymous hero, Dr Syntax, on a visit to a glasworks. Dr Syntax and another man have lumps of molten glas at the end of tubes in the manner of glasblowers. However, his careles companion is singeing Dr Syntax's wig. A group of onlookers, including genuine glasworkers, watch in amusement. Published by Ackermann.



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