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Creator:
Thomas Rowlandson, 1756–1827, British
Title:

Dr. Syntax Copying the Wit of the Window

Additional Title(s):

Amuses Himself at an Inn with Reading the Poetry on the Windows

Verso: Graphite Sketch

Date:
between 1809 and 1812
Medium:
Watercolor with pen and gray and brown ink, over graphite on medium, moderately textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 5 3/8 x 8 3/16 inches (13.7 x 20.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and gray ink, lower left: "Amuses himself at an Inn with Reading the Poetry on the Windows ---"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.350
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bone | candles | candlesticks | chairs | copying | dinner | dishes | dog (animal) | doorway | eating | elderly | fireplace | food | genre subject | hats | inn | kettle | kissing | linens, table | maid | meal | men | shelves, china | table (support furniture) | teapot | window | Wit | woman | writing (processes) | youth
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:5753
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