Doctor Syntax and His Counterpart
Date: 1820
Medium: Hand-colored engraving
Dimensions: plate: 4 5/8 × 7 1/4 in. (11.7 × 18.4 cm) sheet: 6 1/16 × 9 11/16 in. (15.4 × 24.6 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. J. Marshall Cole, 1973
Object Number: 1973-105
About: Invented by the British cartoonist Thomas Rowlandson, Dr. Syntax is a fictional 19th-century clergyman. Rowlandson depicted Syntax's humorous exploits around the British countryside in dozens of prints between 1812 and 1821.
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