Legal Art

  • Defendant and Counsel - William Frederick Yeames

    Defendant and Counsel

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    – This painting is one of the finest and most popular examples of “puzzle” pictures.
    – Viewers were immediately intrigued when it was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1895. They were desperate to know what exactly the lady had done. Cassell & Co. even offered a prize to whoever would come up with the best theory.

  • The Declaration of Independence - John Trumbull

    The Declaration of Independence

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    – The Declaration of Independence is John Trumbull’s most famous painting. Many might not recognize the name but the image is very popular even to people who have very little interest in art.
    – Celebrate the founding of the United States and own a piece of American history on canvas.

  • The Jurist - Giuseppe Arcimboldo

    The Jurist

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    – The painter uses fish and chicken to represent the face of a jurist.
    – According to Arcimboldo’s friend Gregorio Comanini, the painting elicited laughter at the court of Emperor Maximillan II.

  • The Lawyer's Office - Marinus van Reymerswaele in

    The Lawyer’s Office

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    – Marinus van Reymerswaele is known to have worked on a small number of themes but they were extremely popular in the 16th century.
    – According to research, the documents in the background of the painting refer to an actual lawsuit about a salt refinery which began in 1526 in the town of Reymerswaele on the North Sea.
    – This painting is yet another popular work of art that satirizes the legal profession.

  • The Lawyers - Honore Daumier

    The Lawyers

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    – This is one of Honore Daumier’s many works that represents his disdain for the corruption of the justice system during his time.
    – He had to go to prison to get a good look at his subjects. How’s that for dedication?

  • The Village Lawyer - Pieter Brueghel the Younger

    The Village Lawyer

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    – Pieter Brueghel the Younger was known for reproducing copies of his father’s paintings. The Village Lawyer however, is an original work and it is one of the most popular.
    – You can imagine the 17th century life in the Netherlands as depicted in this painting. Brueghel does not attempt idealize the life of the peasants. He illustrates a chaotic scene in a cartoonish manner to satirize an event.
    – An engraving of this image was produced for a pamphlet that denounces the corruption of lawyers. The use of the image in the pamphlet highlights the power of art to bring about social change.

  • The Will Found - George Smith

    The Will Found

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    – Revisit late-Victorian Britain through this complex narrative set in a middle-class home.
    – This painting is part of a story-telling series: The Will Lost, Searching for the Will; The Will Found; and Reading the Will.

  • Uncle Dominique The Lawyer - Paul Cézanne

    Uncle Dominique The Lawyer

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    – It is one of nine portraits of Cézanne’s maternal uncle, Dominique Aubert. Collect them all!
    – The painting is only one in the series that shows a sign of activity. In this painting, Uncle Dominique raises his finger as if to pontificate. Very lawyer-esque!

  • Waiting for Legal Advice - James Campbell

    Waiting for Legal Advice

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    – The artist is drawing from firsthand experience as a son of an insurance clerk in The Sun insurance Company.
    – Display this painting on The wall of your waiting area to show your sense of humour.

  • Waiting For The Verdict - Abraham Solomon

    Waiting For The Verdict

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    – Waiting For The Verdict, along with its pair Not Guilty were so popular with the public that Solomon created replicas of his own paintings.
    – The painting gives the viewers an idea about the anguish a person would experience while on trial.


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