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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1943,0508.1

  • Description

    Rural Sports - study for an illustration to 'The Schoolmaster's Tour' by William Combe; figures seated outside cottage to right watching dancers in centre, fiddler standing in left foreground Pen and brown ink with watercolour

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1757-1857
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 138 millimetres
    • Width: 213 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Study for Dr Syntax and Rural Sports, etched by Rowlandson, 1st published as No 9 in Vol 3 of 'The Schoolmaster's Tour', in the Poetical Magazine, 1809-11. Re-published as 'The Tour of Dr Syntax in Search of the Picturesque', 1812, story by William Combe. Drawing appears at end of Canto XVII.

  • Location

    British Roy PIV

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Poetical Magazine
    • Associated Title: Schoolmaster's Tour
    • Associated Title: Tour of Dr Syntax in search of the Picturesque
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1943

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1943,0508.1

Rural Sports - study for an illustration to 'The Schoolmaster's Tour' by William Combe; figures seated outside cottage to r watching dancers in centre, fiddler standing in l foreground
Pen and brown ink with watercolour

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Rural Sports - study for an illustration to 'The Schoolmaster's Tour' by William Combe; figures seated outside cottage to r watching dancers in centre, fiddler standing in l foreground Pen and brown ink with watercolour

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