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Print made by John Finlayson, 1730–1776
after Johan Joseph Zoffany, 1733–1810
Published by Johan Joseph Zoffany, 1733–1810
John Finlayson, 1730–1776
and Henry Parker, 1725–1809
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

Materials & Techniques:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
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), Image: 16 5/8 x 21 7/8 inches (42.2 x 55.6 cm)

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:
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:
Foote, Samuel (bap. 1721, d. 1777), actor and playwright
Weston, Thomas (1737–1776), actor
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IIIF Manifest:

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) [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) [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, PN2111 .M3 1955 (YCBA) [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) [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 [ORBIS]

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

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