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A New Court of Queen's bench


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Original George Cruikshank engraving


'A New Court of Queen's Bench, As it Ought to Be -- Or -- The Ladies Trying a Contemptible Scoundrel for a "Breach of Promise"' Published in the Comic Almanac in 1850. An engraving by caricaturist George Cruikshank showing the imagined results of women's rights efforts would be, mocking the idea of women ever becoming lawyers, judges, and legal officers. (The early feminist movement had begun to attract public attention after the Seneca Falls convention of 1848.) Vertical folds as issued.

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artist George Cruikshank (1792-1878)
method Etching
date 1850
size 150mm by 395mm (image only)
SKU LE6397