Set of 8 early antique British satirical etchings by English caricaturist, watercolorist, draughtsman and engraver Thomas Rowlandson (1742 - 1823). They illustrate The Tour of Dr. Syntax, a series of three books about a comic character created by Rowlandson and British satirical writer William Combe (1742 - 1823) . All are inscribed: London. Pub. [various dates, see below] at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 101 Strand. Drawn & Etch'd by Rowlandson.
Plate numbers, publication dates and titles are as follow:
Plate 21. Jany. 1 1819. DR. SYNTAX WITH THE DAIRY MAID.
Pl. 16. Feb. 1 1817. DR. SYNTAX SKETCHING THE LAKE.
Pl. 29. June 1 1819. DOCTOR SYNTAX taking Possession of his Living.
Pl. 25. June 1 1819. DR. SYNTAX & BOOKSELLER.
July 1, 1820. DR. SYNTAX AND THE SKIMMINGTON RIDERS.
June 1 1819. DR SYNTAX ROBB'D OF HIS PROPERTY.
Plate 27. THE DOCTOR'S DREAM.
Plate 15. Augt. 16, 1813. DOCTOR SYNTAX.
A ready made collection, all ready to display in different but complementary frames, perfect to decorate an office or living room corner. In good used condition with toning, spots and fading as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: Frames: 5 Gilt: 10 7/8" by 8 1/16"; 2 Brown: 11 1/4" by 8 1/4"; 1 Gilt (Skimmington): 11 1/2" by 9" approximately.
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