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An episode in the play 'Love, law and physic': a conversation between a doctor, a businessman and a lawyer. Mezzotint by T. Lupton, 1831, after G. Clint.

  • Clint, George, 1770-1854.
April 22, 1831
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A room in the house of Doctor Camphor, a surgeon-apothecary (general practitioner). Left to right, Doctor Camphor; Lubin Log, a rich timber merchant; and Flexible, a lawyer, in the play Love law and physic by James Kenney, Act II, scene 1. "His greatest successes, in association with the actor John Liston, were in farce. Love, law and physic, which opened at Covent Garden on 20 November 1812, provided Liston with the first, and most enduring, of a string of lower middle-class cockney roles, Lubin Log." (Peter Thomson, 'Kenney, James (1780–1849)', Oxford dictionary of national biography, Oxford University Press, 2004). The actors are (left to right) William Blanchard, John Liston and Charles Mathews. The character in the background is Andrew, the servant of the doctor


London (4 Leigh Street, Burton Crescent : Tho.s Lupton ; London (96 Strand) : R. Ackerman, April 22, 1831.

Physical description

1 print : mezzotint ; platemark 47.8 x 37.5 cm


Blanchard, Liston and Mathews in the farce of Love law and physic. Log: Do you mean as you can prove black is white? Flexible: Sir, black is white: shall a timber merchant contest with me in points of law? Painted by G. Clint A.R.A. Engraved by Tho.s Lupton


Wellcome Library no. 2870295i


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