Syntax Star-Gazing, 1812
Colored engraving and aquatint
Grego II 252. Signed in plate lower left: "Drawn by Rowlandson". Illustration from poem by W.Combe: "The Third Tour of Dr. Syntax-in Search of a Wife". Published in, "The Three Tours of Dr. Syntax 1812-1821", by R. Ackermann, London, 1822. A fine impression in fine condition aside from minor 1/8" tear in upper left margin. Margins trimmed to platemark on 2 sides, and just within platemark on 2 sides. Shows Syntax with a telescope showing the pleasures of astronomy to a young lady.