The work depicts 12 local figures sitting as a jury, who are all listed in a plaque beneath the painting.
The Jury by John Morgan, 1861
© Buckinghamshire County Museum
- Oil on canvas
- 46 x 82.5 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £6,000 ( Total: £32,000)
- Acquired in:
- 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.
Thomas Ball, 1864; Sir Stafford Cripps; by descent in the family; Mallams, Oxford, 2005; Thomas Coulborn & Sons.