Dr Syntax – portraits and self-portrait

Submitted by Editor on Fri, 02/10/2009 - 13:38

In Issue 174 we featured an article about John Sheriff (aka Dr Syntax), a noted Edinburgh eccentric of the 19th century with Broughton connections. Since then, a paper by John Thomson – 'Unpublished Portraits of Sir Walter Scott'  in The Century (Vol. 58, Issue 3, July 1899) – has come to light. In it are reproduced a self-portrait by Sheriff, and two pen-and-ink studies of Sir Walter Scott. They can be seen at: http://digital.library.cornell.edu