?Doctor Syntax" Rowlandson etching #2379626

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?Doctor Syntax  Rowlandson etching #2379626
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?Doctor Syntax, Setting Out on his Tour of the Lakes?, by Thomas Rowlandson colored etching

Thomas Rowlandson (July 1756?April 22, 1827) was an English caricaturist.
He was born in Old Jewry, in the City of London, the son of a tradesman or city merchant. On leaving school he became a student at the Royal Academy. At the age of sixteen, he lived and studied for a time in Paris, and he afterwards made frequent tours to the Continent, enriching his portfolios with numerous jottings of life and character. In 1775 he exhibited a drawing of Delilah visiting Samson in Prison, and in the following years he was represented by various portraits and landscapes. He was spoken of as a promising student; and had he continued his early application he would have made his mark as a painter. But by the death of his aunt, a French lady, he inherited £7,000, plunged into the dissipations of the town and was known to sit at the gaming-table for thirty-six hours at a stretch.
The same collaboration of designer, author and publisher appeared in the English Dance of Death, issued in 1814-16, one of the most admirable of Rowlandson?s series, and in the Dance of Life, 1822. Rowlandson also illustrated Smollett, Goldsmith and Sterne, and his designs will be found in The Spirit of the Public Journals (1825), The English Spy (1825), and The Humourist (1831). He died in London, after a prolonged illness, on 22 April 1827.
Rowlandson?s designs were usually done in outline with the reed-pen, and delicately ...
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<tr><td>Title: ?Doctor Syntax" Rowlandson etching</td></tr>

<tr><td>Location:Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230, USA</td></tr>