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Peter Alley Esqr.
Peter Alley Esqr.
Published by W. Cribb, Tavistock Street, 1819.
Stipple. Plate 177 x 114mm.
Peter Alley, barrister, who defended John Bellingham (1769-1812), the murderer of Spencer Perceval in 1812.
[Ref: 15051]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Edmund Anderson Kt: Ld: Cheife Iustice of the Com: Pleas Aetat: 76.
Edmund Anderson Kt: Ld: Cheife Iustice of the Com: Pleas Aetat: 76.
W: Faithorne Sculp:
[n.d. c.1684.]
Engraving with large margins, 18th century paper watermarked. Crease. Repaired damage in centre.
Portrait of Sir Edmund Anderson (1530-1605), Chief Justice of the Common Pleas under Elizabeth I, who sat as judge at the trial of Mary, Queen of Scots. Frontispiece to 'Les Reports du Tres erudite Edmund Anderson' (London, 1684).
Fagan: p.19.
[Ref: 28678]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Whaley Armitage, Esq.
Whaley Armitage, Esq.
Painted by G.R. Lewis. Engraved by J. Posselwhite.
Private plate. [n.d. c.1840.]
Stipple. Plate 503 x 407mm. 19¾ x 16". Some foxing. Small tears into the right-hand side.
Whaley Armitage (1767-1855). He was a barrister and Receiver of the Herefordshire estates of Guy's Hospital, London.
[Ref: 17109]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Rich.d Ashworth [facsimile signature].
Rich.d Ashworth [facsimile signature].
[London: Thomas & William Boone, 480 Strand. 1823.]
Coloured engraving. Printed area 100 x 80mm, 4 x 3¼". Laid on separate card.
A half-length portrait of a barrister in wig and gown, published in "Portraits of the Worthies of Westminster-Hall, with their Autographs; being Fac-Similies of Original Sketches, Found in the Note-Book of a Briefless Barrister". Only Part I of this work was published: an attempt to fund Part II by subscription failed. Probably Richard Johnson Daventry Ashworth (1775-1828). He was a barrister living at Strawberry Hill, Pendleton, Salford. He was called to the bar in 1802, having been admitted to the Middle Temple in 1794. He married Ann Macaulay in 1801.
[Ref: 26962]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Tumulus Praenob: Francisci Baronis Verulam, Vicecomitisq, S.Alban in Cancello Ecclesiae S. Mich: apud S. Albanum.
Tumulus Praenob: Francisci Baronis Verulam, Vicecomitisq, S.Alban in Cancello Ecclesiae S. Mich: apud S. Albanum. Franciscus Bacon Baro de Verulam Sti. Albani Vic.ntes Sev Notioribus Titulis Scientiarum Lumen, Eacundiae Lex Sic Sedebat. Qui Postquam Omnia Naturalis Sapientiae et Civilis Arcana Evolvisset Naturae, Decretum Explevit Composita Solvantur Ano. Dni. M.D.C. XXVI. Aetat.is LXVI. Tanti Viri Mem. Thomas Meatus Superstitus Cultor Defuncti Admirator. H.P.
Place this at ye end of ye life. W. Hollar fecit 1670.
Etching. Image 280 x 147mm. 11 x 5¾". Cut.
Francis Bacon, Viscount St Alban (1561-1626), was a lawyer, philosopher, essayist and scientist. Considered one the greatest intellectual figures of Jacobean England, he was appointed Lord Chancellor in 1618. After been impeached for bribery and confessing to 'corruption' and 'neglect' he took early retirement, devoting himself to his scientific research.
Pennington 2243: iii of v.
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The Bpp.s Council.
The Bpp.s Council. [Lettered beneath each oval portait:] Sr. Robert Sawer Att: Generall 1687; Sr. Cresswell Levins Iust of ye Com. Pleas 1684; Sr. Geo. Treby Recordr. of London 1683; Sr. Francis Pemberton Kt. Lord Chief Iustice of England 1681; Henry Polixfin Esqr. Councillr. at Law.; Iohn Summers Esqr. Councillr. at Law.; Heneag Finch Esqr. Solic Gen.ll 1686.
[n.d. c.1700.]
Mezzotint. Plate 178 x 140mm. 7 x 5½". Fine; cut to plate and laid on album page.
Sir Robert Sawyer, attorney-general; Sir Henry Pollexfen, Chief justice of the common pleas; Right Hon. Sir Francis Pemberton, Chief justice of the King's bench; Sir Creswell Levinz, judge, one of the counsel for the seven bishops; Sir George Treby, MP for Plympton and active in Parliament under Charles II and William III; Heneage Finch, Earl of Aylesford, solicitor-general, defended the seven Bishops who refused to accept James II's declaration of indulgence to Roman Catholics in 1688; and John Somers, Baron Somers, lawyer and politician who was a central figure in the Glorious Revolution of 1688.
CS: 7.
[Ref: 23977]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Bpp.s Council.
The Bpp.s Council. [Lettered beneath each oval portait:] Sr. Robert Sawer Att: Generall 1687; Sr. Cresswell Levins Iust of ye Com. Pleas 1684; Sr. Geo. Treby Recordr. of London 1683; Sr. Francis Pemberton Kt. Lord Chief Iustice of England 1681; Henry Polixfin Esqr. Councillr. at Law.; Iohn Summers Esqr. Councillr. at Law.; Heneag Finch Esqr. Solic Gen.ll 1686.
[c.1811.]
Mezzotint. Plate 178 x 140mm. 7 x 5½". Fine, very large margins; late.
Sir Robert Sawyer, attorney-general; Sir Henry Pollexfen, Chief justice of the common pleas; Right Hon. Sir Francis Pemberton, Chief justice of the King's bench; Sir Creswell Levinz, judge, one of the counsel for the seven bishops; Sir George Treby, MP for Plympton and active in Parliament under Charles II and William III; Heneage Finch, Earl of Aylesford, solicitor-general, defended the seven Bishops who refused to accept James II's declaration of indulgence to Roman Catholics in 1688; and John Somers, Baron Somers, lawyer and politician who was a central figure in the Glorious Revolution of 1688.
CS: 7 (page 1648). See Ref: 23977 for earlier publication and trimmed.
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The Hon:ble S.r John Blencowe Knight, One of the Justices of hur Maj.ties Court of Comon Pleas.
The Hon:ble S.r John Blencowe Knight, One of the Justices of hur Maj.ties Court of Comon Pleas. Anno Dom: 1711.
Cloysterman pinxit. W. Sherwin sculpsit.
Iohn King excudit. [n.d. c.1715.]
Copper engraving. 393 x 280mm. 15½ x 11". Cut.
Sir John Blencowe (1642-1726) was a judge and politician. He served as Baron of Exchequer, Judge of the Old Bailey and Member of Parliament for Brackley. He was one of the Justices of Law in the Court of Common Pleas during the reign of Queen Anne. After John Closterman (1660-1711).
[Ref: 24805]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[John Bradshaw]
[John Bradshaw]
[George Perfect Harding, c.1813]
Watercolour and wash, 18th century paper; 230 x 180mm (9 x 7"). False margins added.
John Bradshaw (bap. 1602-d.1659), lawyer, politician, and regicide. Throughout his career Bradshaw was aligned with more radical elements in English politics, and he was appointed lord president of the high court of justice to try Charles I, and subsequently to chair the high court of justice to try and condemn royalist delinquents. Watercolour by George Perfect Harding (1779/80-1853), miniature painter, probably after an anonymous etching published in 1813. Harding devoted himself to producing minute copies in watercolour of works of historical and antiquarian interest. Examples of his work are in several major British institutions.
[Ref: 42337]   £420.00  
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[Sir Orlando Bridgeman]
[Sir Orlando Bridgeman] Orlandus Bridgeman Miles et Baroneuus, Custos Magni Sigilli Angliae
W. Faithorne ad vi. sculp [1671]
Engraving, sheet 285 x 190mm (11¼ x 7½"). Trimmed inside platemark; very slight horizontal fold through middle.
Sir Orlando Bridgeman, first baronet (1609-74), judge. An outspoken royalist, Bridgeman was Member of Parliament for Wigan and took control of Chester for the king after the civil war began in 1642. Despite his work for the king Bridgeman made his peace with the Commonwealth and lived quietly during the 1650s before re-emerging as a public figure in 1660. He was made chief justice of the common pleas, assisted with arrangements for Charles II's return to England and was appointed to the bench of the Inner Temple, coming to national prominence as presiding judge in the trials of the regicides in October 1660. In 1667 Bridgeman was appointed lord keeper. Engraving by William Faithorne (c.1620-91), printmaker who was apprenticed to the printseller William Peake, with whom he served in the royalist army during the civil war. At the Restoration Faithorne was appointed engraver in copper to the king, doubtless as reward for his devotion to the Stuart cause. The finest native British engraver born before the eighteenth century, Faithorne was highly esteemed by Pepys (who recorded many visits to his shop) while enthusiasts such as Horace Walpole ensured his posthumous reputation, which led to fine proofs of his work fetching extraordinary prices in the late Georgian period. A preparatory drawing for this print is in the British Museum.
Fagan p.23
[Ref: 42238]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Barnabé Brisson]
[Barnabé Brisson] Tu ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito [...]
LG 1581
Engraving, sheet 100 x 62mm (4 x 2½"). Damaged and glued to backing sheet.
Barnabé Brisson (1531-91), French jurist and philologist. Engraved by Léonard Gaultier (c.1561-1635).
IFF 201
[Ref: 46352]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Henry Brougham Esq.r M.P. The Queen's Attorney General.
Henry Brougham Esq.r M.P. The Queen's Attorney General.
Sketched by A. Wivell in the House of Lords. T. Wright Sculp. Proof 2/6.
London, Published by Tho.s Kelly, 17, Pateroster Row, Feb. 24, 1821.
Stipple and etching, large margins. Plate 190 x 140mm. 7½ x 5½".
Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux (1778-1868), defending Queen Caroline at her 'trial' in 1820, for which he gained popular renown. Brougham was a radical lawyer and MP who tirelessly campaigned for the advancement of education and reform. In 1810 he entered Parliament as a Whig and immediately promoted legislation against slave trading. He served as Lord Chancellor from 1830 to 1834 and played a leading part in drafting and promoting the Reform Bill of 1832 with Lord Grey. In 1802 he co-founded the Whig periodical the 'Edinburgh Review' with Sydney Smith. He helped establish the London Mechanics Institutes (1824), the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1826), and the non-denominational University College London (1828).
[Ref: 27259]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Charles Bushe [signature facsimile].
Charles Bushe [signature facsimile].
Painted by W. Stevenson. Engraved by D. Lucas.
Dublin, Decr. 30, 1841; Andrew Milliken, Bookseller to the Lord Lieutenant_ The Kings Inn Library, &c &c. London, F.G.Moon, Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty, Threadneedle Street.
Mezzotint with stipple, before title, 510 x 375mm. 20 x 14¾".
Charles Kendal Bushe (1767 - 1843), judge, chief justice of the king's bench, Ireland. In 1796 Bushe entered the Irish parliament as member for Callan. He sat for that place till 1799, when he was returned for Donegal borough. He wrote as well as spoke against the union.
[Ref: 18341]   £220.00  
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This Portrait of the R.t Honourable Charles Kendal Bushe,
This Portrait of the R.t Honourable Charles Kendal Bushe, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench, Ireland, &c. &c &c., Is most respectfully inscribed to the Irish Bar, by the Publisher, Andrew Milliken.
Painted by W. Stephenson. Engraved by D.Lucas.
Dublin, Dec.r 30, 1841; Andrew Milliken, Bookseller to the Lord Lieutenant _ The Kings Inn Library, &c &c. London, F.G.Moon Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty, Threadneedle Street.
Mezzotint, rare. 520 x 380mm (20½ x 15"). Narrow margins.
Charles Kendal Bushe (1767-1843), Irish lawyer and judge, known as 'silver-tongued Bushe'. Despite his opposition to the Act of Union in 1800 he was not averse to accepting high office from the British Crown: he was appointed Solicitor-General for Ireland five years later, holding the office until 1822 when he became Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench for Ireland. He retired in 1841, when this portrait was published. He also supported Catholic Emancipation yet prosecuted members of the Catholic Association for sedition.
[Ref: 36309]   £260.00  
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C.H.Cameron [facsimile signature].
C.H.Cameron [facsimile signature]. Atheneum Portraits N.o. 35.
W.D. Lith. Day & Haghe Lith.rs.
London, Pub.d. May 1836, by T. M.c.Lean 26 Haymarket.
Lithograph. On India. Plate: 200 x 280mm, (8 x 11"). Large margins. Some paper toning to edges. Some small fox marks.
Half portrait of Charles Hay Cameron (1795-1880) a jurist who was married to the celebrated photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. A man of cultivated intellect Cameron was friends with many prominent men of the time, inlcuding Sir Henry Taylor and Alfred Tennyson who his wife photographed.
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The Honourable Sr. Laurence Carter K.t one of the Barons of his Majesties Court of Exchequer.
The Honourable Sr. Laurence Carter K.t one of the Barons of his Majesties Court of Exchequer.
J. Richardson pinx. G. Vertue Sculp. 1733.
Sold by G. Vertue at his house in Brownlow Street Drury Lane.
Engraving. 380 x 260mm. 15 x 10¼". Cut.
Sir Laurence Carter (1672-1745) was a judge at Lincoln's Inn, and recorder of Leicester from 1697 to 1729. He was Member of Parliament in 1698, 1701 and 1722; for Beeralston in 1710, 1714 and 1716. He was knighted in 1724 and Puisne Baron of the Exchequer from 1726 until his death.
Alexander: 673 [first state.]
[Ref: 24804]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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Sr. Henry Chauncy of Yardley-Bury in the County of Hertford Kn.t Serjeant at Law.
Sr. Henry Chauncy of Yardley-Bury in the County of Hertford Kn.t Serjeant at Law.
J. Savage Sculp.
[n.d. c.1700.]
Engraving with large margins. Plate 292 x 192mm. 11½ x 7½".
Sir Henry Chauncy (1632-1719), the English lawyer, educator and antiquary. c.1680 he began work on his county history "The Historical Antiquities of Hertfordshire".
NPG: D31271.
[Ref: 27760]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Prudens qui Patiens.
Prudens qui Patiens. Anno 1629. [In ink below image:] Sir Edward Coke.
I Payne fecit.
[n.d. c.1629.]
Engraving, printed on 17th century watermarked paper. verso in ink "Francis Raynorford 1712" Plate: 130 x 195mm (5 x 7¾") large margins.
Sir Edward Coke (1551-1634) was an English barrister, judge, writer and politician. He was considered to be the greatest jurist of the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras. His most famous work is his 'Institutes of the Lawes of England'.
NPG: D26081.
[Ref: 39927]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Edouard Coke  Ancien Justicier d'Angleterre.  d'Apres Langgan.
Edouard Coke Ancien Justicier d'Angleterre. d'Apres Langgan.
Touze d. Fine. Duflos.S.
A Paris chez Duflos le Jeune. [n.d. c.1787]
Engraving with hand colour. 276 x 166mm.
Strong contemporary colour in gold leaf line surround. ['A.D.P.R.' (Avec Privilege Du Roi) inscribed lower right].
[Ref: 1971]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[Edward Coke.]
[Edward Coke.] Prudens qui Patiens Anno 1670.
[After John Payne.]
Engraving, platemark 190 x 135mm (7½ x 5¼"), very large margins. Unidentified collector's stamp lower margin. Uncleaned title area.
Sir Edward Coke (1552-1634), lawyer, legal writer and politician, best known for his 'Commentarie upon Littleton', a gloss on Thomas Littleton's 'Tenures'. The significance of Coke's works on common law has been compared to that of Shakespeare's on literature and the King James Bible on religion. Allen D. Boyer (DNB) writes that 'the nineteenth century honoured Coke as an exponent of personal liberty and representative government. The twentieth century honoured him as the prototype of the activist judge- able to draw broadly on social and economic knowledge, and not afraid to strike down laws'. Copy of John Payne's 1628 portrait frontispiece to Coke's 'Institutes', used in a 1670 edition of the work.
L.4329; O'D 11.
[Ref: 40468]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sir Edward Coke]
[Sir Edward Coke]
[Anon, c.1684]
Engraving with large margins, 17th century watermarked paper, platemark 215 x 145mm (8½ x 5¾").
Sir Edward Coke (1552-1634), lawyer, legal writer and politician, best known for his 'Commentarie upon Littleton', a gloss on Thomas Littleton's 'Tenures'. This portrait was published in the 1684 edition of that work. Coke's reputation has proved long-lasting: as Allen D. Boyer writes (DNB), 'the nineteenth century honoured Coke as an exponent of personal liberty and representative government. The twentieth century honoured him as the prototype of the activist judge- able to draw broadly on social and economic knowledge, and not afraid to strike down laws'.
O'D 4; for a portrait of Littleton from the 1684 'Commentarie', see ref. 35005.
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[John Singleton Copley.] A Sketch. Taken in the House of Lords.
[John Singleton Copley.] A Sketch. Taken in the House of Lords.
Printed by C. Hullmandel.
Published by J. Dickinson, 114, New Bond Street. [n.d., c.1840.]
Tinted lithograph on chine. 235 x 140mm (9¼ x 5½").
A full-length portrait of John Singleton Copley (1772-1863), 1st Baron Lyndhurst, in his Lord Chancellor's wig and gown. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of the American painter of the same name.
[Ref: 35320]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Sir J.S. Copley. His Majesty's Solicitor General.
Sir J.S. Copley. His Majesty's Solicitor General.
Sketched by A. Wivell in the House of Lords. T. Wright Sculp.
London, Published by Tho.s Kelly, 17, Paternoster Row, Dec.r 9, 1820.
Stipple and etching with large margins, fine. 175 x 125mm (6¾ x 5"). Uncut.
John Singleton Copley (1772-1863), 1st Baron Lyndhurst. This portrait is from a series of made of the legal teams representing George IV and Queen Caroline during the House of Lords' debates of the 'Pains and Penalties Bill' in 1820, by which George sought a divorce.
[Ref: 35327]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Lord Chancellor Cottenham,
Lord Chancellor Cottenham,
from a Sketch in Lincolns Inn, by Robert T. Stothard, Aug.t 9.th 1841.
London, Published for the Proprietor by W. Sweet. Chancery Lane. Chabot's Zinc Skinner. St.
Lithograph on india, rare. Sheet 381 x 280mm. 15 x 11". Crease to upper left; tear to centre right margin.
Charles Christopher Pepys, 1st Earl of Cottenham (1781-1851), the British lawyer, judge and politician who served twice as Lord Chanceller of Great Britain. In 1834 he was appointed Solicitor General and in the same year became Master of the Rolls.
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Vera Effigies Georgii Croke Equitis Aurati et Utriusqu Banci Iusticiar: Temp: Car: Reg:
Vera Effigies Georgii Croke Equitis Aurati et Utriusqu Banci Iusticiar: Temp: Car: Reg: Ut Vulturs hominum, Ita Sumulacra vultus quae Marmore, aut aere finguntur Imbecilla, ac mortalia sunt: Forma mentis aeterna: quam tenera, et exprimere non per alienam maeriam, et artem, sed tuis ipse moribus possis. Tac: in vita Iulik Agric: Sacri Cui.
Rob: Vaughan sculp:
[n.d. c.1661.]
Engraving, 17th century paper watermarked. Plate 209 x 140mm. 8¼ x 5½". Trimmed, crease through centre.
Portrait of George Croke, bust in an oval, wearing skull-cap, ruff, and robes, and holding a scroll; coat of arms below, with a row of books. Sir George Croke (1560-1642) the judge and law-reporter.
NPG: D26956.
[Ref: 27337]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Mich: Dalton Arm.
Mich: Dalton Arm. Ad Tabulam Corneli de Neve, penes G. Greaves Arm. amicitill et Meritis Gul. Cole A.M.S.A.L Socius Gratio Animo, D.D.D. Mich. Tyson
Anno Dom. 1623
Etching with very large margins, platemark 145 x 130mm (5¾ x 5"). Crease upper left.
Michael Dalton (1564-1644), barrister and legal writer. Dalton remains historically significant for his treatise for local magistrates and justices of the peace, 'The Countrey Justice'. In 1622 he was named one of the masters in chancery.
[Ref: 35007]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Tho.s Denman Esq.r M.P. The Queen's Solicitor General.
Tho.s Denman Esq.r M.P. The Queen's Solicitor General.
Sketched by A. Wivell in the House of Lords. T. Wright Sculp.
London, Published by Tho.s Kelly, 17, Paternoster Row, Dec.r 9, 1820.
Stipple and etching with large margins; fine. 175 x 125mm (6¾ x 5"). Uncut.
Thomas Denman (1779-1854), 1st Baron Denman, Lord Chief Justice between 1832 and 1850, in wig and gown. This portrait is from a series of made of the legal teams representing George IV and Queen Caroline during the House of Lords' debates of the 'Pains and Penalties Bill' in 1820, by which George sought a divorce. Denman's defence of Queen Caroline made the king his bitter enemy.
[Ref: 35326]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Dr. Dorislaus, Assassinated at the Hague May 12, 1649.
[Dr. Dorislaus, Assassinated at the Hague May 12, 1649. From an Original Drawing in the Collection of Sir John St. Aubin.]
[Published July 20 1792 by W. Richardson. Castle Street Leinster Fields.]
Engraving, proof before letters. 156 x 115mm. 6¼ x 4½". Trimmed and cut.
Dr Isaac Dorislaus (1595-1649) was an Anglo-Dutch lawyer and diplomat. He assisted in preparing the charge of high treason against Charles I, and, while negotiating an alliance between the Commonwealth and the Dutch Republic, was murdered at the Hague by royalist refugees.
See NPG: D26985 [lettered state].
[Ref: 24671]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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The Right Hon.ble William Lord Auckland.
The Right Hon.ble William Lord Auckland. From an Original Picture, Painted in 1792, for Christ Church, Oxford.
Painted by T. Lawrence R.A. Principle Painter to His Majesty. Engraved by W.Dickinson.
London, Publish'd Feb.y 24, 1796, by W.Dickinson.
Mezzotint. 510 x 355mm.
William Eden (1744 - 1814), 1st Baron Auckland, English statesman.educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford, and was called to the bar at the Middle Temple in 1768. In 1771 he published Principles of Penal Law, and soon became a recognized authority on commercial and economic questions. In 1772 he took up an appointment as an under-Secretary of State. He represented New Woodstock in the parliaments of 1774 and 1780, and Heytesbury in those of 1784 and 1790. In 1776 he became a commissioner on the Board of Trade and Plantations. In 1778 he carried an Act for the improvement of the treatment of prisoners, and accompanied the earl of Carlisle as a commissioner to North America on an unsuccessful mission to settle certain disputes with certain colonists there. On his return in 1779 he published his widely-read Four Letters to the Earl of Carlisle, and in 1780 became Chief Secretary for Ireland. He gained election to the Irish House of Commons as the member for Dungannon and became a member of the Irish Privy Council. While in Ireland he established the National Bank. In 1840 Gov. Hobson selected and named the site of Auckland after him, now the capital of New Zealand. For a short period it was called Bishop's Auckland.
Kivell & Spence: pg.104
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Charles Erskine Esq:r
Charles Erskine Esq:r Counsellor at Law æt suæ 31.
Tho.s Hudson pinx..t. Ja.s M.cArdell fecit.
[n.d., c.1747.]
Mezzotint. 330 x 230mm (13 x 9"). Thread margins.
Charles Erskine (1716-49), oldest son of Charles Erskine, Lord Tinwald. Educated at Corpus Christi, Cambridge, and at the Middle Temple, he was called to the bar in 1739, joining Lincoln's Inn in 1743. This portrait, showing him aged 31, was probably published during the 1747 election, when he became MP for Ayr Burghs. He died less than two years later, aged only 32.
CS 62, state ii of iii.
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[Charles Erskine Esq:r
[Charles Erskine Esq:r Counsellor at Law æt suæ 31.]
Tho.s Hudson pinx..t. Ja.s M.cArdell fecit.
[n.d., c.1750.]
Mezzotint. 330 x 230mm (13 x 9") large margins.
Charles Erskine (1716-49), oldest son of Charles Erskine, Lord Tinwald. Educated at Corpus Christi, Cambridge, and at the Middle Temple, he was called to the bar in 1739, joining Lincoln's Inn in 1743. This portrait, showing him aged 31, was probably published during the 1747 election, when he became MP for Ayr Burghs. He died less than two years later, aged only 32.
CS 62, state iii, a counterfeit proof, with title erased.
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[Thomas Lord Erskine.]
[Thomas Lord Erskine.]
Painted by T. Lawrence Esq.r R.A. Engraved by Chas. Turner.
London, Published Nov.r 26. 1806 by the Proprietor.
Mezzotint and engraving. Plate 356 x 254mm. 14 x 10". Crease through publication area and left-hand corner edge.
Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine (1750-1823), Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom under William Grenville, 1806-7.
Ex Collection: Norman Blackburn. Whitman: 185.
[Ref: 19791]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Hon.ble Thomas Erskine Chancellor to the Prince of Wales.
The Hon.ble Thomas Erskine Chancellor to the Prince of Wales. From a Picture in the Possession of Charles Moore Esq.r
Painted by T. Lawrence Esq.r R.A. Engraved by G. Clint.
Published March 1: 1803, by Tho.s Boyce, Market Row, St. Albans Street.
Mezzotint with large margins. Plate 350 x 260mm (13¾ x 10¼"). Very slight foxing.
Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine (1750-1823) the British lawyer and politician who served as Lord Chancellor between 1806 and 1807, under William Grenville. Engraved from a painting by Thomas Lawrence, President of the Royal Academy and the pre-eminent portrait painter of his generation.
Provenance: Elizabeth Anne Hippisley of Ston Easton.
[Ref: 29447]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sir Robert Eyre]
[Sir Robert Eyre]
[George Perfect Harding, c.1802.]
Watercolour and wash, on verso in ink: 'From a drawing by Mr. Balls'; 155 x 115mm (6 x 4½"). Tipped into album sheet with hand-drawn border added. Inscriptions identifying sitter recto and verso.
Sir Robert Eyre (1666-1735), solicitor-general (the title by which he is referred on this watercolour), judge, and ultimately as Chief Justice of the Common Pleas. Eyre served as Solicitor-General from 1708 to 1710. In 1710, he was appointed a puisne judge of the Court of Queen's Bench. In 1718, he gave an opinion favouring the view of the prince of Wales rather than that of the king over the education of the prince's children, and was therefore passed over for promotion to be Lord Chief Justice of King's Bench. However, he was appointed Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer in 1723 and then appointed as Chief Justice of the Common Pleas in 1725, a post in which he served until his death. He also served as Member of Parliament for Southampton from 1727 until 1729. Watercolour, probably after a portrait by Jonathan Richardson, by George Perfect Harding (1779/80-1853), miniature painter. Harding devoted himself to producing minute copies in watercolour of works of historical and antiquarian interest. Examples of his work are in several major British institutions.
For a mezzotint of Eyre see ref. 12901.
[Ref: 42313]   £280.00  
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Sir John Fielding.
Sir John Fielding.
[after Nathaniel Hone]
[n.d. c.1770.]
Engraving, with large margins. Plate 171 x 114mm. 6¾ x 4½".
Sir John Fielding (1721-1780) was a notable English magistrate and social reformer. Despite being blinded in a navy accident, aged 19, he set up his own business and, in his spare time, studied law. He worked very closely with his younger half-brother Henry Fielding and helped to root out corruption and improve the competence of those engaged in administering justice in London; together they formed the first professional police force, the Bow Street Runners. He became known as the "Blind Beak", and could allegedly recognise three thousand criminals by the sounds of their voices.
BM [Engraved Portraits; Vol.II]: 4.
[Ref: 24544]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Sir John Fielding, Kn.t.
Sir John Fielding, Kn.t.
Painted by N. Hone. Engraved by J.R. Smith.
Pub.d 1st Jan.ry 1777, by W.m Humphrey Gerrard Street, Soho.
Mezzotint, rare. 390 x 280mm (15¼ x 11"). Trimmed close to plate, creasing on right.
Sir John Fielding (1721-1780), English magistrate and social reformer, leaning on a book titled 'The Law' on the spine crushing a serpent. Despite being blinded in a navy accident aged 19, Fielding set up his own business and, in his spare time, studied law. He worked very closely with his half-brother Henry Fielding (a chief magistrate as well as a novelist), creating the first professional police force, the Bow Street Runners. Known as the "Blind Beak", he could allegedly recognise three thousand criminals by the sounds of their voices.
CS: 61, ii of iii.; Frankau: 138, in between II & III. Ex: collection of the Hon. Christophe Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 28610]   £360.00  
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[Double portrait of John Fielding and ?Sarah Fielding.]
[Double portrait of John Fielding and ?Sarah Fielding.]
[Anon., c.1755.]
Etching with large margins, rare, platemark 165 x 115mm (6½ x 4½").
Scarce double portrait of the magistrate (and half-brother of novelist Henry Fielding) Sir John Fielding (1721-80) and a female, possibly his novelist wife Sarah (1710-68) although no portraits of her are listed in reference works such as the British Museum Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits.
Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 34672]   £280.00  
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Sir John Fielding.
Sir John Fielding. As Chairman of the Quarter Sessions for the City of Westminster.
Painted by W. Peters R.A. Engraved by W. Dickinson.
London. Publish'd Nov.r 12.th 1778, by W: Dickinson & T. Watson No.158 New Bond Street.
A rare mezzotint; platemark 500 x 350mm (19¾ x 13¾"), with large margins.
Sir John Fielding (1721-1780), English magistrate and social reformer. Despite being blinded in a navy accident aged 19, Fielding set up his own business and, in his spare time, studied law. He worked very closely with his half-brother Henry Fielding (a chief magistrate as well as a novelist), creating the first professional police force, the Bow Street Runners. Known as the "Blind Beak", he could allegedly recognise three thousand criminals by the sounds of their voices.
CS 20. Provenance: Edge Hill, Cheshire
[Ref: 46858]   £480.00  
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[Robert Bannatyne Finlay.]
[Robert Bannatyne Finlay.]
H. Macbeth Raeburn Sct [pencil signature.]
[n.d. c.1917.]
Mezzotint with pencil signature, proof. Plate 489 x 323mm. 19¼ x 12¾".
Robert Bannatyne Finlay (1842-1929) the British lawyer, doctor and politician who served as Lord Chancellor of Great Britain in 1916 in Lloyd George's coalition government. In 1920 he was appointed a British member of the Court of Arbitration at The Hague, and in 1921 was elected a Judge of the Permanent Court of International Justivce.
GAC: 4494.
[Ref: 27745]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Georgius Christianus Gebauerus
Georgius Christianus Gebauerus Ic.tus Magnæ Britanniæ Regnus, Elect. Brunsvigo-Luneb. Consiliarius Aul. Antecessor in Georgia Augusta Primarig et ord. Jurid. Senior. Natus XXVI. Octobr. MDC.XC.
C.N. Eberlain pinx.
J. Jac. Haid excud. Aug. Vind. [n.d., c.1750.]
Mezzotint. 315 x 195mm (12½ x 7¾") large margins. Remains of album paper on reverse.
Georg Christian Gebauer (1690-1773), professor of law at the University of Göttingen in his library.
[Ref: 44351]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Sir J.S. Copley. His Majesty's Attorney General.
Sir J.S. Copley. His Majesty's Attorney General. Proof 2/6.
Sketched by A. Wivell in the House of Lords & Engraved by T. Wright.
London, Published by Tho.s Kelly, 17, Paternoster Row, March 28, 1821.
Stipple and etching with large margins, fine. 200 x 145mm (8 x 5¾"). Uncut.
Robert Gifford (1779-1826), 1st Baron Gifford, Attorney General 1819-24. This portrait is from a series of made of the legal teams representing George IV and Queen Caroline during the House of Lords' debates of the 'Pains and Penalties Bill' in 1820, by which George sought a divorce.
[Ref: 35328]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Medallion depicting Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey and his murder]
[Medallion depicting Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey and his murder] Effigies Dn. Edmund-Bury Godfrey Equitis Aurati justiciary pacis [...]
[Anon., c.1680]
Etching, sheet 115 x 165mm (4½ x 6½"). Trimmed and glued to backing sheet at edges.
Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey (1621-78), magistrate, died in mysterious circumstances soon after becoming involved in the scandal of the Popish Plot in September 1678. He took depositions from Titus Oates, later to be revealed as having invented the 'plot' to kill Charles II and his brother James, duke of York, but was uncertain whether he should have done so. Godfrey's body was found lying in a ditch near Primrose Hill in London, with a sword run through him, while strangulation marks were also found. A verdict of murder was brought in, and almost inevitably blame was laid on the Catholic community once the revelations about Oates' deposition emerged. This print, with its assertion Godfrey was 'Murthered by the Papists', typifies this response, although in fact his murder was never satisfactorily solved.
[Ref: 42605]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey]
[Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey] Veritas Ex Cineribus Reviviscit Aetatis Suae 57 [...]
P. Vandrebanc Sculp.
Are to be Sold at Thomas Cherets in James Street Covent Garden.
Engraving, sheet 340 x 235mm (13½ x 9¼"). Trimmed and glued to backing sheet at edges.
Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey (1621-78), magistrate, died in mysterious circumstances soon after becoming involved in the scandal of the Popish Plot in September 1678. He took depositions from Titus Oates, later to be revealed as having invented the 'plot' to kill Charles II and his brother James, duke of York, despite being uncertain whether he should have done so. Soon after, Godfrey's body was found lying in a ditch near Primrose Hill in London, with a sword run through him (strangulation marks were also found). A verdict of murder was brought in, and almost inevitably blame was laid on the Catholic community once the revelations about Oates' deposition emerged. This print, with its assertion Godfrey was 'Murthered by Papists', typifies this response, although in fact his murder was never satisfactorily solved.
[Ref: 42608]   £230.00  
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Yours faithfully, W. Grant [facsimile signature]
Yours faithfully, W. Grant [facsimile signature]
Day & Haghe, Lith.rs to the Queen [c.1835.]
Lithograph on india, very scarce; printed area approx 375 x 325mm (14¾ x 12¾").
Portrait of W. Grant, at a desk with books including 'Reports on Charities'.
O'D 1 (only likeness listed)
[Ref: 35008]   £220.00  
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Richard Graves of Mickleton Esq.r.
Richard Graves of Mickleton Esq.r. a Bencher & Reader of Lincolnís Inn, Clerk of the Peace & Receiver General for the County of Middlesex. He had two Wives by whom he had Issue 19 Children, 6 sons & 13 daughters, & died 1669 Aged 59.
G. Vertue Sculp.
[n.d., c.1750.]
Engraving with large margins. 275 x 170mm (10¾ x 6¾").
Richard Graves (1610-69) of Mickleton, Gloucestershire, dressed in his lawyer's robes. Graves amassed a fortune practising law during the Civil Wars and Interregnum, becoming a Bencher of Lincoln's Inn and Receiver General of Middlesex.
Alexander: 590
[Ref: 34970]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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John Harriott. aged 70, June 25th. 1815. Projector, and Resident Magistrate of the Thames Police.
John Harriott. aged 70, June 25th. 1815. Projector, and Resident Magistrate of the Thames Police.
Herve pinxt. Henry Cook, sculp.t
[n.d. c.1815.]
A very rare engraving. 165 x 95mm. 6½ x 3¾".
John Harriott (1745-1817) Projector of the London Thames Police. Influential in the founding of the river Police to protect the trade on the Thames. An interesting man who had seen action and survived a shipwreak before he was 25year old. He attempted to improve his lot in India and America and while having not trained as a lawyer became a Magistrate.
NPG: D8207.
[Ref: 17861]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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The Right Hon.ble Charles Hope,
The Right Hon.ble Charles Hope, His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, Member of Parliament for the City of Edinburgh [...]
H. Raeburn pinx.t G. Dawe sculp.t
Published by P Garof, Printseller, Edinburgh Oct.r 10, 1804.
Mezzotint, platemark 510 x 350mm (20 x 13¾") very large margins. Slightly time stained.
Charles Hope, Lord Granton (1763-1851), judge. Hope was appointed lord advocate in 1801 and was presented with the freedom of the city of Edinburgh shortly afterwards for his assistance to magistrates in obtaining a bill for the poor of the city. This print was published shortly before Hope was appointed as an ordinary lord of session and lord justice clerk, and given the title of Lord Granton. Hope's distinguished legal career lasted until his retirement from the bench in 1841. When the volunteer movement began during the Napoleonic Wars, Hope enlisted firstly as a private, later being appointed lieutenant-corporal. Fine engraving after a portrait by Henry Raeburn now in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. The print is one of few published by Pasquale Garof (1774-1808), a carver and gilder born in Como, Italy who established a business in Edinburgh.
[Ref: 44086]   £280.00  
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Francis Jeffrey, Esq.
Francis Jeffrey, Esq.
From an original Picture by H. Raeburn. Drawn by W. Evans, Engraved by S. Freeman.
Published March 16, 1812, by T. Cadell & W. Davies, Strand, London.
Stipple engraving. Sheet 310 x 370mm. Left edge of sheet extremely tatty. Water stains and general dirt, outside image.
Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey [1773 - 1850], Judge and critic for the Edinburgh Review.
[Ref: 2358]   £40.00   (£48.00 incl.VAT)
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[Francis Jeffrey.]
[Francis Jeffrey.]
[after Andrew Geddes.]
[n.d., c.1880.]
Drypoint etching. Image 170 x 135mm (6¾ x 5¼"). Small tear just entering image on right.
Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey [1773 - 1850], Judge and critic for the Edinburgh Review. A reversed version of the oil by Andrew Geddes, now in the National Portrait Gallery.
See NPG 1628 for the painting.
[Ref: 36538]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sir John Gurney]
[Sir John Gurney] A sketch on the Western Circuit, 1835
[Anon.]
Lithograph with large margins, rare, printed area approx 140 x 130mm (5½ x 5"). 'Judge Gurney' in old ms verso.
Caricatured likeness of Sir John Gurney (1768-1845), judge. Gurney held first place in the king's bench, conducted the prosecution of two of the Cato Street conspirators in 1820, and in 1832 he was appointed a baron of the exchequer and was knighted.
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; not in O'D; for the Cato Street conspiracy, see ref. 21314.
[Ref: 35486]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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