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Wilkes at the Sessions House
Wilkes at the Sessions House
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Wilkes at the Sessions House
"Mr. Alderman W-s in his magisterial character at the Sessions House in the Old Baily..."; shows the interior of the Sessions House, Old Baily, during a trial. It is a satire on Wilkes' elevation to the Bench soon after his release from prison.
1770
London Metropolitan Archives
Satirical Print Collection
anon.
Oxford Magazine
On the bench are Alderman Harley, Wilkes, the Recorder (Eyre), the Lord Mayor (Beckford), Lord Mansfield, Alderman Trecothick and another alderman.
engraving
paper
17cms
satire
p5430248
Exact