Rowlandson Ackermann 1818 color aquatint Library dreaming asleep flying books
Rowlandson Ackermann 1818 color aquatint Library dreaming asleep flying books Rowlandson Ackermann 1818 color aquatint Library dreaming asleep flying books
$ 75.00

The Doctor's Dream.

(asleep dreaming in a personal library- antiquarian books).

Issued 1818, London, by Ackermann.

One of the classic images of the 19th century relating to a personal library. A scholarly man (Dr. Syntax) has fallen asleep and his dreams involve books flying around with human heads and mermaid tails, the open books serving as wings.

Fine antique hand-colored aquatint print.

Paper and image still overall clean, fresh and with a fine patina and visual appeal.

Sheet measures c. 6"H x 9 7/8"W.

Printed area measures c. 4 1/2"H x 7 1/4"W.

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