The Jury by John Morgan

The work depicts 12 local figures sitting as a jury, who are all listed in a plaque beneath the painting.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
46 x 82.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£6,000 ( Total: £32,000)
Acquired in:
2005
Vendor:
Thomas Coulborn & Sons

It was painted at the Assizes held at County Hall, Market Square, Aylesbury and includes a man who is hard of hearing. This can be seen as Morgan's comment on the disadvantages of the jury system and his invitation for viewers of the painting to consider the inadequacies of the legal system.

Provenance

Thomas Ball, 1864; Sir Stafford Cripps; by descent in the family; Mallams, Oxford, 2005; Thomas Coulborn & Sons.

Venue details

Buckinghamshire County Museum 9 Church Street, AYLESBURY Buckinghamshire HP20 2QP 01296 331441 www.buckscountymuseum.org

Entry details

Free to all

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