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Creator:
Print made by John Finlayson, 1730–1776, British
after Johan Joseph Zoffany RA, 1733–1810, German, active in Britain (from 1760)
Published by Johan Joseph Zoffany RA, 1733–1810, German, active in Britain (from 1760)
John Finlayson, 1730–1776, British
and Henry Parker, 1725–1809, British
Title:

Mr. Foote and Mr. Weston in the Characters of the President and Dr. Last

Part Of:

Collective Title: The Devil on Two Sticks, Act III, Scene II

Date:
1769
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 18 1/8 x 22 3/8 inches (46 x 56.8 cm), Plate: 18 x 21 7/8 inches (45.7 x 55.6 cm), and Image: 16 5/8 x 21 7/8 inches (42.2 x 55.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "J.Zoffanÿ pinxt."; lower center: "Published Novr. 30th. 1769. | Mr. FOOTE & Mr. WESTON, in the Characters of THE PRESIDENT & Dr. LAST. | "Now Dr. Last, __________" I am come for my Shoes. Devil on two Sticks, Act 3d. Scene 2d. | Sold by M. Zoffanÿ in Lincoln's Inn Fields, Mr. Finlayson, & Mr. Parker, at No. 82 in Cornhill."; lower right: "J. Finlayson fect."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.14609
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
actors | cane | chairs | characters | costume | footstool | gesture | gloves | gown | hat | humor | interior | literary theme | men | microscope | play | pointing | president | satire | shoes | surprise | table | The Devil on Two Sticks (1707), novel | theater (discipline) | wig
Associated People:
Weston, Thomas (1737–1776), actor
Foote, Samuel (bap. 1721, d. 1777), actor and playwright
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:40623
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Peter Black, My highest pleasures, William Hunter's art collection edited by Peter Black with contributions by Mungo Campbell, Anne Dulau, Helen McCormack , Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, London, 2007, pp. 86, 132, cat. no. 92, N5247.H83 M9 2007 + OVERSIZE (YCBA)

C. A. Lennox-Boyd, Theatre: the age of Garrick, English mezzotints from the collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd , Christopher Lenox-Boyd, London, 1994, pp. 65-66, no. 27, NE1816 G7 L45 1994 (YCBA)

Raymond Mander, The artist and the theatre, the story of the paintings collected and presented to the National Theatre by W. Somerset Maugham , London, 1955, pp. 38-45, Haf48 955M (SML) Also available at LSF: A4 M31

Raymond Mander, The artist and the theatre, the story of the paintings collected and presented to the National Theatre by W. Somerset Maugham , London, 1955, pp. 38-45, PN2111 .M3 1955 (YCBA)

Martin Postle, Johan Zoffany, RA : Society Observed, , Yale University Press, New Haven, 2011, p. 195, cat. no. 24, NJ18 Z68 + A12 2011 Oversize (YCBA)

John Chaloner Smith, British mezzotinto portraits, being a descriptive catalogue of these engravings from the introduction of the art to the early part of the present century : arranged according to the engravers, the inscriptions given at full length, and the variations of state precisely set forth : acc , Martino Pub., Mansfield Centre, CT, 2004, v. 2, p. 480, Finlayson no. 6, NE1816.G7 S58 2004

Mary Webster, Johan Zoffany, 1733-1810, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2011, p. 649, NJ18 Z68 W43 2011 + (YCBA)


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