'Dr Syntax star-gazing', 1 May 1821.

Rowlandson, Thomas

'Dr Syntax star-gazing', 1 May 1821.
2 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

Coloured print by Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827), produced by the English publisher Rudolph Ackermann (1764-1834) of the Strand, London. The aquatint is titled 'Syntax Star-gazing' shows Dr Syntax entertaining a lady with a view of the heavens through his telescope. The cartoon figures of the picture portray an episode in the third the Dr Syntax series called 'The Third Tour of Dr Syntax: in search of a wife'. Written by William Coombe the stories take the form of prolonged poems in which the life of mythical and caricature figure of Dr Syntax is told.

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