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"Unveiling the Essence of a Lawyer: A Journey Through History and Art" Step into the world of law, where justice prevails and legal minds thrive

Background imageLawyer Collection: Wigs for English lawyers, 1800s

Wigs for English lawyers, 1800s
Lawyer selecting the proper wig for appearance in court, London, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLawyer Collection: The March of Intellect, (1828?). Artist: Robert Seymour

The March of Intellect, (1828?). Artist: Robert Seymour
The March of Intellect, (1828?); showing a juggernaut figure with London University on its head and balloons issuing from its pipe, sweeping and kicking to one side lawyers, vicars, and quack doctors

Background imageLawyer Collection: An Enthusiastic Lawyer

An Enthusiastic Lawyer
BRITAIN A barrister in court is carried away by his feelings, to the astonishment of his colleagues

Background imageLawyer Collection: Saint Yves (Card)

Saint Yves (Card)
SAINT YVES French lawyer, whose honesty and benevolence led to his becoming the patron saint of notaries and attorneys

Background imageLawyer Collection: Mademoiselle Chauvin the first female barrister 1901

Mademoiselle Chauvin the first female barrister 1901
Mademoiselle Chauvin, the first female barrister, illustrated as she is sworn in at the French Bar. The Sphere describes the mixed reaction to Mdlle Chauvins right to practise

Background imageLawyer Collection: The Barrister (oil on canvas)

The Barrister (oil on canvas)
BAL15031 The Barrister (oil on canvas) by Davidson, Thomas (fl.1863-1908); Roy Miles Fine Paintings; English, out of copyright

Background imageLawyer Collection: A Radical Lawyer, 1902. Artist: Spy

A Radical Lawyer, 1902. Artist: Spy
A Radical Lawyer, 1902. John Lawson Walton KC MP, British barrister and politician. Walton served as Attorney General from 1905-1908. Cartoon from Vanity Fair, 6th March 1902

Background imageLawyer Collection: Court of Exchequer

Court of Exchequer
3086765 Court of Exchequer by English School, (15th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: After one of a series of manuscripts showing the four courts at Westminster Hall)

Background imageLawyer Collection: The Lawyers Office, 1545. Artist: Reymerswaele, Marinus Claesz, van (ca. 1490-after 1567)

The Lawyers Office, 1545. Artist: Reymerswaele, Marinus Claesz, van (ca. 1490-after 1567)
The Lawyers Office, 1545. Found in the collection of the New Orleans Museum of Art

Background imageLawyer Collection: Bust of Cicero

Bust of Cicero
Bust of Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC-46 BC) - a Roman philosopher, politician, lawyer, orator, political theorist, consul, and constitutionalist. Bust in the Capitoline Museum, Rome, Italy

Background imageLawyer Collection: Lawyer / Mlle Miropolski

Lawyer / Mlle Miropolski
WOMAN DEFENDS WOMAN: THE LEGAL FEMINIST Lady Lawyer, Mlle. Miropolsky pleading the case of a client in the Paris Law Courts. Date: 1908

Background imageLawyer Collection: Library of Congress, 1870s

Library of Congress, 1870s
Law library within the old Library of Congress, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLawyer Collection: Recruitment poster for the British Army

Recruitment poster for the British Army
Poster for the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, encouraging everyone to Step Into Your Place. A long line of people, soldiers and civilians, combine in their effort to win the war

Background imageLawyer Collection: Edward Carson (1854-1935) in 1914 (b / w photo)

Edward Carson (1854-1935) in 1914 (b / w photo)
ILN128491 Edward Carson (1854-1935) in 1914 (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); The Illustrated London News Picture Library, London

Background imageLawyer Collection: Court of Common Pleas

Court of Common Pleas
3086763 Court of Common Pleas by English School, (15th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: After one of a series of manuscripts showing the four courts at Westminster Hall)

Background imageLawyer Collection: William Ballantine

William Ballantine
SERGEANT WILLIAM BALLANTINE English lawyer who led case for Tichborne Claimant Date: 1812 - 1887

Background imageLawyer Collection: Sir John George Shaw-Lefevre

Sir John George Shaw-Lefevre
Caricature portrait of Sir John George Shaw-Lefevre KCB (1797-1879). Shaw-Lefevre was a British barrister, Whig politician, and civil servant

Background imageLawyer Collection: William Pitt the Younger (1759-1806) (oil on canvas)

William Pitt the Younger (1759-1806) (oil on canvas)
XCF266008 William Pitt the Younger (1759-1806) (oil on canvas) by Hoppner, John (1758-1810); Private Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imageLawyer Collection: Hugo Grotius, Dutch jurist

Hugo Grotius, Dutch jurist
Hugo Grotius (1583-1645), Dutch jurist and founder of international law. Grotius was born at Delft and at just 11 years of age went to university at Leiden. He became an advocate in 1599

Background imageLawyer Collection: Judge Edward W. Keightley of Michigan, 1865-1880. Creator: Unknown

Judge Edward W. Keightley of Michigan, 1865-1880. Creator: Unknown
Judge Edward W. Keightley of Michigan, 1865-1880. Keightley, Judge Ed. W. Michigan, between 1865 and 1880. [Politician and lawyer: Auditor of the United States Treasury Department]

Background imageLawyer Collection: Lawyer / Fashionable Wigs

Lawyer / Fashionable Wigs
A barrister wonders if a more fashionable style of wig could help him impress the jurors

Background imageLawyer Collection: Wedding of noted Kings Counsel. Sir Henry Curtis Bennett, the noted KC was

Wedding of noted Kings Counsel. Sir Henry Curtis Bennett, the noted KC was married at Princes Row, Register Office, to Miss Lilian Mary Jefferies of Knightsbridge. The bride and bridegroom

Background imageLawyer Collection: Rent Day, c1584-1638. Artist: Pieter Brueghel the Younger

Rent Day, c1584-1638. Artist: Pieter Brueghel the Younger
Rent Day, c1584-1638. From the Burghley House Collection, Lincolnshire

Background imageLawyer Collection: Sir Polydore de Keyser, Vanity Fair, Spy

Sir Polydore de Keyser, Vanity Fair, Spy
Sir Polydore de Keyser (18321898) - a lawyer and the first Roman Catholic since the Reformation to be elected Lord Mayor of London (October 1887 to November 1888)

Background imageLawyer Collection: LINCOLN LAW OFFICE, c1850. The law office of Abraham Lincoln and William Herndon

LINCOLN LAW OFFICE, c1850. The law office of Abraham Lincoln and William Herndon on the corner of Sixth Street and Adams Street in Springfield, Illinois. Photograph, c1850

Background imageLawyer Collection: Austen / S&s / Mrs. Ferrars

Austen / S&s / Mrs. Ferrars
Mrs. Ferrars instructs her lawyer

Background imageLawyer Collection: Edwin M. Stanton, between 1862 and 1865. Creator: Unknown

Edwin M. Stanton, between 1862 and 1865. Creator: Unknown
Stanton, Hon. Edwin M. Secty of War Lincolns Cabinet, between 1862 and 1865. [Politician and lawyer: US Attorney General and Secretary of War]

Background imageLawyer Collection: Barrister, Woman Of The Future (b / w photo)

Barrister, Woman Of The Future (b / w photo)
3092907 Barrister, Woman Of The Future (b/w photo) by French Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Barrister, Woman Of The Future)

Background imageLawyer Collection: ALEXANDRE KERENSKY WITH A BLACK GLOVE, 1917-1918 (oil on canvas)

ALEXANDRE KERENSKY WITH A BLACK GLOVE, 1917-1918 (oil on canvas)
7215396 ALEXANDRE KERENSKY WITH A BLACK GLOVE, 1917-1918 (oil on canvas) by Repin, Ilya Efimovich (1844-1930); Sepherot Foundation, Vaduz

Background imageLawyer Collection: Portrait of Charles Devens (1820-1891), Before 1891. Creator: Samuel Montague Fassett

Portrait of Charles Devens (1820-1891), Before 1891. Creator: Samuel Montague Fassett
Portrait of Charles Devens (1820-1891), Before 1891

Background imageLawyer Collection: Norman Birkett, 1st Baron Birkett, British lawyer, judge and politician (b / w photo)

Norman Birkett, 1st Baron Birkett, British lawyer, judge and politician (b / w photo)
6030825 Norman Birkett, 1st Baron Birkett, British lawyer, judge and politician (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Norman Birkett)

Background imageLawyer Collection: Entrance, Lincolns Inn, London (colour litho)

Entrance, Lincolns Inn, London (colour litho)
3095067 Entrance, Lincolns Inn, London (colour litho) by Flower, Charles Edwin (1871-1910); Private Collection; (add.info.: Entrance, Lincolns Inn, London)

Background imageLawyer Collection: Lady embracing her lawyer (colour litho)

Lady embracing her lawyer (colour litho)
3096423 Lady embracing her lawyer (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Lady embracing her lawyer. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageLawyer Collection: LAWYERS BORED

LAWYERS BORED
A sketch in the Law Courts, showing the patient and respectful attention of the Counsel for the Plaintiff during the speech of Counsel for Defendant Date: circa 1893

Background imageLawyer Collection: Plausible, 1902. Artist: Spy

Plausible, 1902. Artist: Spy
Plausible, 1902. Mr Justice Swinfen Eady, British lawyer and judge. Eady (1851-1919) became a QC in 1893 and a High Court Judge in 1901. He served as Master of the Rolls from 1918-1919

Background imageLawyer Collection: Sir Thomas More, 1527, (1902). Artist: Hans Holbein the Younger

Sir Thomas More, 1527, (1902). Artist: Hans Holbein the Younger
Sir Thomas More, 1527, (1902). Portrait of More (1478-1535) as Henry VIIIs Lord Chancellor. More refused to subscribe to the Act of Supremacy which made Henry the head of the English Church

Background imageLawyer Collection: Lawyers books, brief and wig in a leather chair

Lawyers books, brief and wig in a leather chair. Date: circa 1990s

Background imageLawyer Collection: Am Broadley / Vanity Fair

Am Broadley / Vanity Fair
ALEXANDER MEYRICK BROADLEY Lawyer, writer, and collector of Napoleona Date: 1847 - 1916

Background imageLawyer Collection: Independence of Argentina. Belgrano, Manuel (1770-1820)

Independence of Argentina. Belgrano, Manuel (1770-1820)
Independence of Argentina. Manuel Belgrano (1770-1820). Argentine military. The first flag of Argentina presented to the revolutionary army by General Belgrano on February 27, 1812. Colored engraving

Background imageLawyer Collection: Central Criminal Court, The Old Bailey, engraved by H. Melville (engraving) (b / w photo)

Central Criminal Court, The Old Bailey, engraved by H. Melville (engraving) (b / w photo)
XJF173667 Central Criminal Court, The Old Bailey, engraved by H. Melville (engraving) (b/w photo) by Shepherd, Thomas Hosmer (1792-1864) (after); Private Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imageLawyer Collection: FERMAT, Pierre de (1601-1665). French lawyer

FERMAT, Pierre de (1601-1665). French lawyer, famous for his work in mathematics. Varia Opera Mathematica (1659). Title page. SPAIN. Barcelona. Biblioteca de Catalunya (National Library of Catalonia)

Background imageLawyer Collection: WALTER O MALLEY (1903-1979). American sports executive. As President of the Brooklyn Dodgers

WALTER O MALLEY (1903-1979). American sports executive. As President of the Brooklyn Dodgers, photographed in September 1955

Background imageLawyer Collection: Lord Sankey 1935

Lord Sankey 1935
Lord John, 1st Viscount Sankey, Lord Chancellor during Ramsay Macdonalds Labour government. Famous for the 1927 Persons case, which asked Are Women Persons ?

Background imageLawyer Collection: Rufus Isaacs Photo

Rufus Isaacs Photo
RUFUS DANIEL ISaCS later marquess of Reading, lawyer and statesman, attorney-general, lord chief justice, ambassador to USA, viceroy of India

Background imageLawyer Collection: Edward Kenealy

Edward Kenealy
EDWARD VAUGHAN HYDE KENEALY Irish lawyer and politician

Background imageLawyer Collection: The first woman lawyer in France (colour litho)

The first woman lawyer in France (colour litho)
2807877 The first woman lawyer in France (colour litho) by French School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The first woman lawyer in France)

Background imageLawyer Collection: Mr George Leeman (colour litho)

Mr George Leeman (colour litho)
612166 Mr George Leeman (colour litho) by Tissot, James Jacques Joseph (1836-1902); Private Collection; (add.info.: Mr George Leeman, A Yorkshire solicitor, 13 July 1872)

Background imageLawyer Collection: Charles Carroll of Carrollton, engraved by Asher Brown Durand (1796-1886) (engraving)

Charles Carroll of Carrollton, engraved by Asher Brown Durand (1796-1886) (engraving)
STC186011 Charles Carroll of Carrollton, engraved by Asher Brown Durand (1796-1886) (engraving) by Harding, Chester (1792-1866) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)



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"Unveiling the Essence of a Lawyer: A Journey Through History and Art" Step into the world of law, where justice prevails and legal minds thrive. From ancient times to the modern era, lawyers have played an integral role in shaping society. Saint Yves (Card), also known as the patron saint of lawyers, symbolizes their unwavering dedication to upholding truth and fairness. An Enthusiastic Lawyer embodies the passion that drives these professionals to fight for justice day in and day out. In The Barrister (oil on canvas), we witness a lawyer's eloquence as they present their case before a judge and jury. Wigs for English lawyers from the 1800s remind us of tradition and formality within courtrooms. Travel back further in time with The Lawyers Office (1545) by Marinus Claesz van Reymerswaele, depicting a bustling scene where legal matters are attended to diligently. This artwork from centuries ago showcases how much has changed yet remained constant in the realm of law. The Library of Congress (1870s) serves as a testament to knowledge being at the core of every successful lawyer's arsenal. It houses countless volumes that hold wisdom accumulated over generations. Enter the Court of Exchequer, where financial disputes were settled meticulously under watchful eyes. Busts like Cicero remind us that great orators have always been revered within this profession. Recruitment posters for British Army highlight how lawyers' skills extend beyond courtroom battles; they serve their countries during times of conflict too. Edward Carson's photograph captures his determination during World War I – showcasing bravery alongside legal prowess. The Court of Common Pleas stands tall as another pillar within our judicial system – ensuring civil cases find resolution through fair judgment. Lastly, Lawyer/Mlle Miropolski represents diversity within this noble profession – breaking barriers while advocating for equality under the law.