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Plate: Doctor Syntax turned nurse

Object Number: 
1961.383
Date: 
1820-1840
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. ( 2.2 x 20 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: in back: medallion with crown at center inscribed with "CLEWS WARRANTED STAFFORDSHIRE" printed: in blue on back: embellished rectangle with "Doctor Syntax/ turned Nurse"
Description: 
Blue transfer printed pearlware plate with central image depicting Dr. Syntax seated in a kitchen holding two infants while another sits at his feet and a fourth sits up in a cradle; a woman stands on the right; the border pattern is composed of flowers and scrolls.
Gallery Label: 
Doctor Syntax was a popular cartoon character who first appeared in English magazines in 1809; this plate is part of the Doctor Syntax series.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Arthur H. Merritt
Provenance: 
The Dr. Arthur H. Merritt Collection of Anglo-American Historical Staffordshire
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group