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Watercolour - The Tour of Dr. Syntax in Search of the Picturesque
  • The Tour of Dr. Syntax in Search of the Picturesque
    Thomas Rowlandson, born 1756 - died 1827
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The Tour of Dr. Syntax in Search of the Picturesque

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, drawn)

  • Date:

    early 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Thomas Rowlandson, born 1756 - died 1827 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    watercolour on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.809

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case TOPIC, shelf 3B

Physical description

Dr. Syntax gazing at some ruins; a man and boy, with a pack horse, in attendance; Watercolour on paper.

Place of Origin

England (probably, drawn)

Date

early 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Thomas Rowlandson, born 1756 - died 1827 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

watercolour on paper

Dimensions

Height: 4.8 in, Width: 8 in

Object history note

This illustration appears to have been designed for the work The Tour of Dr. Syntax in Search of the Picturesque but not etched and published as part of it. One plate was probably thought sufficient to illustrate 'Sketching the Ruins, and tumbling in the Water,' through his seat giving way, the latter one being used.

Descriptive line

Rowlandson, Thomas; Dr. Syntax gazing at some ruins; Illustration apparently designed for 'The Tour of Dr. Syntax in Search of the Picturesque' but not used; Watercolour on paper; English School; Early 19th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.

Materials

Paper; Water-colour

Techniques

Painting; Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted

Men; Ruins; Horse; Boy

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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