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Object: A scene in the Court of Chancery.
Series: Political Sketches
No. 27. Lord Lyndhurst, in a small wig, sits at a desk on his dais, looking gravely down at Wellesley-Pole, who stands at the table, turning his head in profile to the right towards the Chancellor, hand extended in an oratorical gesture. Close behind him stands Mrs. Bligh (so identified) with a completely transparent veil falling over her face from a large hat. Denman (left) stands facing the Chancellor; another barrister (Sugden) and two clerks sit at the table. Five men behind watch Wellesley-Pole intently. 1829
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Height: 264 millimetres (cropped)
Width: 351 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', XI, 1954)
Wellesley-Pole (afterwards Lord Mornington) had been refused the custody of his children who were wards in Chancery, see No. 15442, &c. He appealed unsuccessfully against Eldon's order, conducting his own case, and was opposed by Sugden (31 July 1829). He had married Mrs. Bligh in 1828. See No. 15959. No. 16570 has the same title.
A pencil and pen drawing (8¾ x 14¼ in.) and another, reversed and with additional figures and differing in many details (9 x 14¾ in.). Also a red chalk outline was lithographed. Binyon, ii. 47.
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