The wonders of Westminster-Hall!, or, Courts of law without a covering, and lawyers' fears without foundation : causes without an issue, and an issue without a cause [graphic] / Woodman & Mutlow invt. sculp.

Published/Created:
[London]
Printed for Woodman & Mutlow, engravers and print-sellers, Russel Court, Covent-Garden, and A. Wells, Warwick-Place, Bedford Row
[1785]
Physical Description:
1 sheet ([1] p.) : 1 etching ; sheet 47 x 30 cm
Notes:
Caption title from letterpress printed below image.
Title followed by two quotations from Virgil.
Plate mark cannot be determined.
Plate is early state, before alterations.
Five columns of verse below the title: God prosper long our noble King ... However strange, 'tis strictly true, That thus a simple Wench, Did - (what no other Power could do) - Drive Mansfield from the Bench!'.
Publication statement etched in plate below image: Published as the act directs, 28th Aprl. 1785, by Woodman & Mutlow, No. 30 Russel Court, Covent Garden.
Temporary local subject terms: Westminster Hall: exterior court of the King's Bench -- Courts -- Panic -- Maidservants -- Literature: quotations from Virgil, 70-19 BC. -- Incidents: panic at the King's Bench, April 22, 1785 -- Legal costume -- Allusion to Charles Hughes, fl. 1785 -- Allusion to Philip Astley, 1742-1814.
Walter Schatzki; August 1967; Acquisitions no.: 967-8-1-10.
Abstract:
"Judges, lawyers, and others rush headlong from Westminster Hall. Three women are among the crowd, one of whom has fallen on her back. In the background is a Gothic doorway, on each side of which are two windows; through the upper left window appears a maidservant with a mop. Beneath the title is printed: 'Or, Courts of Law without a Covering, and Lawyers' Fears without Foundation; 'Causes without an Issue, and an Issue without a Cause'. This is followed by two quotations from Virgil, below which are verses printed in five columns"--British Museum catalogue.
Associated Names:
Mutlow, Henry [Publisher]
Wells, A., fl. 1785 [Publisher]
Woodman, Thomas Jones, 1758-1817 [Publisher]
Topics:
Dogs
Judges
Lawyers
Mansfield, William Murray, Earl of, 1705-1793
Language:
English
Genre:
Broadsides -- England -- 1785
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1785
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1785
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Call Number:
785.04.28.01.1+
Orbis Record:
7694956
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr05768
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10727991
PID:
digcoll:550947