This sheet of studies shows the powerful baron who stands accused in Ford Madox Brown's allegorical composition 'The Spirit of Justice.' Behind him Brown has sketched his fawning advisor and on the edge of the paper he has experimented with the poses of the figures Erudition and Wisdom.LM

  • Presented by Harold Hartley, 1905.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Ford Madox Brown -


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Drawings
A E Whitley 1939 Bemrose & Sons Ltd, Derby p. 45
Ford Madox Brown: The Unofficial Pre-Raphaelite
Laura MacCulloch, Tessa Sidey 2008 D. Giles Limited, London p. 69

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