Spirit of Justice (fragment)

Ford Madox Brown, 1821 - 1893

Spirit of Justice (fragment)

Ford Madox Brown 1821 - 1893


Study showing the upper body of a crowned man on the right, wearing chains of office and an ermine robe. He looks down towards the left. On the far left half of a bishop's mitre is visible. Below, in the left bottom corner, is the upper half of a helmet, topped with a dragon.

Display Label

25 Fragment of cartoon for Spirit of Justice 1844-5 Chalk on paper, mounted on canvas This is a fragment of the large cartoon that Brown sent in to the competition. The composition was identical to that of the watercolour study. The cartoon was 16 feet high and 9 feet wide, the actual size of the intended mural painting. The size is indicated on the wall. By the 1960s the cartoon had decayed and was divided into smaller pieces. This one shows the head of one of the Lords Temporal, visible on the right of the study. Manchester City Galleries

Object Name

Spirit of Justice (fragment)

Creators Name

Ford Madox Brown

Date Created

about 1845


unframed: 77.2cm x 50.7cm
framed: 87 x 66.8

accession number





black chalk


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