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A solicitor and a barrister throw black paint or tar at a woman sitting at the feet of a statue of Justice. Lithograph by Tom Merry, 1892.

Merry, Tom, 1852-1902.
Date
January 9th 1892
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One of the "recent trials" at the Royal Courts of Justice was the libel suit, heard in June 1891, that had been brought by Sir William Gordon-Cumming against those who had accused him of cheating at cards in the "Tranby Croft affair": Gordon-Cumming lost the case, and the fairness of the judge's summing up was denied by many

Publication/Creation

[London] (50 Strand, W.C.) : The Publishing Company Limited, January 9th 1892.

Physical description

1 print : lithograph ; image 47.9 x 30.6 cm

Lettering

A suppliant at the feet of Justice. A design for a fresco at the Royal Courts of Justice, suggested by some recent trials. ; Tom Merry del. et lith. St Stephen's review presentation cartoon January 9th 1892

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 564947i

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