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.
- 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