[ E. C. Mountfort, illustrator and caricaturist. ] Offprint from 'The Birmingham Pictorial and Dart' of a page of portraits of seven legal figures from the Midland Circuit

E. C. Mountfort, illustrator and cartoonist [ The Birmingham Pictorial and Dart; Sir Richard Harington (1861-1931) of Ridlington, 12th Baronet; the Midland Circuit; Assize Courts ]
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Offprint from 'The Birmingham Pictorial and Dart': lithographed illustrations by E. C. Osborne & Son, New Street, Birmingham; theh page dated 19 March 1897. Facing page dated 16 March 1897.
SKU: 20060

2pp., 4to. Printed in black on the inner two pages of a bifolium. The left-hand page (i.e. verso of the first leaf) carries text, in two columns of small print, of a prospectus for a share flotation for 'Hanman's Cycle and Needle Co.', dated 16 March 1897. The facing right-hand page (i.e. the recto of the second leaf) is headed 'Twenty-first Year | No. 1,065.] The Birmingham Pictorial and Dart. [Friday, March 19th, 1897'. It carries Mountfort's lithographed illustrations, with a facsimile of his signature at bottom right, printed by 'E. C. OSBORNE & SON. LITHO. NEW ST. BIRMM.' Titled 'SKETCHES AT THE ASSIZES. | (By E. C. Mountfort.)'. It shows head-and-shoulder portraits of 'Mr. Justice Wright', 'Baron Pollock', 'Christie', 'Mr. Harington', 'Mr. Daly', 'Mr. Davey' and 'Mr. A. D. Coleridge'. The seven individuals are depicted in profile, at work in court in their robes. From the papers of the 'Mr. Harington' of the illustrations, i.e. Sir Richard Harington (1861-1931) of Ridlington, 12th Baronet, who practised on the Oxford and Midland Circuits before taking up an appointment as a Puisne Judge in the High Court of Justice at Fort William in Bengal, 1899-1913.