Episode in Samuel Foote's play The devil upon two sticks: the cobbler Dr Last is examined for entry to the Royal College of Physicians by Dr Hellebore, the president of the college. Mezzotint by J. Finlayson after J. Zoffany, 1769.
- Zoffany, Johann, 1733-1810.
- Published Novr. 30th 1769
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Credit: Episode in Samuel Foote's play The devil upon two sticks: the cobbler Dr Last is examined for entry to the Royal College of Physicians by Dr Hellebore, the president of the college. Mezzotint by J. Finlayson after J. Zoffany, 1769. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
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The president, Hellebore, represents Sir William Browne, the president of the Royal College of Physicians in 1765-1766
[London] (in Lincoln's Inn Fields) : Sold by Mr Zoffany ; [London](--) : Mr Finlayson ; [London] (at No. 82 in Cornhill) : Mr Parker, Published Novr. 30th 1769.
1 print : mezzotint
Mr Foot and Mr Weston in the characters of the President and Dr Last. J. Zoffanij pinxit. J. Finlayson fect.
J. Chaloner Smith, British mezzotinto portraits, vol. 2, London 1883, Finlayson no. 6, pp. 480
Ian Mackenzie, British prints: dictionary and price guide, Woodbridge 1987, p. 119-120 ("Samuel Foote and Thomas Weston as the President and Dr Last")
Peter Black (ed.), "My highest pleasures": William Hunter's art collection, London 2007, pp. 86, 152
Wellcome Library no. 22215i
- Oral examinations.
- Medicine |Examinations.
- Physicians |Great Britain –History –18th century
- Physicians |Clothing.
- Physicians' assistants.
- House furnishings |Great Britain –History –18th century
- Staffs (Sticks, canes, etc.)
- Foote, Samuel, 1720-1777.
- Weston, Thomas, 1737-1776.
- Browne, William, 1692-1774.