- Museum number
Object: The Justice
Series: Man: from the Cradle to the Grave
Scene on a square, with an old fat man at centre foreground talking to the viewer, wearing a fur-trimmed cap and coat, and a cross and purse suspended from his belt, flanked by a boy at right and a man with a bunch of keys hanging from his belt at left; a man in a pillory in background at right; another man escorted to a prison inside a castle at left; after John Gilbert.
Wood-engraving and letterpress
- Production date
Height: 310 millimetres (sheet)
Width: 247 millimetres (sheet)
- Curator's comments
For a proof before letterpress see 1874,0711.384.
From a series of seven illustrations issued in wrappers, the front wrapper lettered in letterpress: 'Man: from the Cradle to the Grave. being / Shakspere's Seven Ages of Life; / Illustrated / in a Series of Seven Original Designs on Wood, / by / John Gilbert, Marshall Claxton & D. H. M'Kewan. / Engraved by / Thomas Gilks. / With an introduction / by William Bridges. / London: / W. H. Smith, and Son, 136 Strand, / and all the Railways. / Edinburgh: J. Menzies; Dublin: J. M'Glashan.', the price and quotations; back wrapper lettered in letterpress with various adverts; introduction page in letterpress, lettered at bottom of sheet: 'Wertheimer and Co., Printers.'; undated publication.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: As You Like It
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number