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.


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.

Venue details

Buckinghamshire County Museum 9 Church Street, AYLESBURY Buckinghamshire HP20 2QP 01296 331441

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass

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