Materials: paper
Techniques: lithograph
Production person: Print made by John Doyle (HB)
Published by: Thomas McLean
Production place: London, England
Date: April 13, 1830
Schools/Styles: British satire

[British Museum Satires 16101]

No. 61. Below the title: 'A Supposed Case, founded on facts'. A court scene. The judge, Bayley (right), addresses the apprehensive prisoner at the bar, Wellington (left): '"If a party, wilfully & intentionally does an act likely in its results to produce death, & death actually ensues, the act so done by him is done with what the Law calls "malice afore thought" & the party is guilty of murder!"' The jury, in a raised box, Counsel seated in the well of the court, and a shorthand-writer standing on the extreme left, stare at judge or prisoner. The heads of spectators fill the space under the jury-box.

Curator's comments
(Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', XI, 1954)
Wellington, see No. 15696, is put in the place of R. W. Lambrecht, tried at Kingston Assizes, 2 Apr. 1830, for the murder of Oliver Clayton in a duel in Battersea Fields. Bayley's words were spoken to the jury, who acquitted the prisoner on being told they could not give a verdict of manslaughter. 'The Times', 3 Apr. 1830.

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