Drawn and engraved by Thomas Rowlandson. This delightful print is from the famous "tours of Dr. Syntax." These tours chronicle the various escapades of the fictional 19th-century English clergyman, Dr. Syntax. The animated drawing and wonderful facial expressions make it an excellent example of Rowlandson's parodic work from the great age of English caricature.
Rowlandson reversed the process of illustration by first drawing a series of sketches, then commissioning James Combe to write a narrative about the silly things that are going on. These tours were a satire on William Gilpin's series of picturesque journeys to different parts of England.
The print shows some discoloring but, still in very good condition for it's age. It's dated May 1, 1812. The matting is 9 1/4" X 14" and the print is approx. 5 1/2" X 9".
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