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Jurisprudence by H. M. Bateman

Jurisprudence by H. M. Bateman is an humorous illustration of a Judge sitting in the courtroom balancing a feather or quill on his nose, while the court look on with a mixture of bewilderment and merriment. The defendant looks shocked but the policeman is smiling. Date: 1924

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Amusing Balancing Bateman Courtroom Defendant Feather Judge Merriment Mixture Nose Policeman Quill Shocked Wigs Bewilderment Humorously Jurisprudence


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by H.M. Bateman: A Humorous Take on Courtroom Antics, 1924 This delightful illustration, titled "Jurisprudence," by the renowned British satirical artist H.M. Bateman, captures the whimsical and humorous side of the legal system. The scene unfolds in a courtroom, where the judge, dressed in full regalia with a wig and robe, attempts to balance a feather or quill on the tip of his nose. The courtroom spectators, including the jury, prosecutors, and defendants, watch in a mixture of bewilderment and merriment as the judge's quirky antics unfold. The defendant, with wide-eyed shock, looks on in disbelief as the judge's unusual behavior disrupts the proceedings. The policeman, however, cannot contain his amusement and chuckles at the absurdity of the situation. The judge's quill-balancing act, while seemingly irrelevant to the case at hand, adds an element of humor and lightness to the often serious and formal atmosphere of the courtroom. Bateman's masterful use of humor and satire in this illustration highlights the importance of maintaining a sense of balance and perspective, even in the most serious of situations. The image is a testament to the artist's ability to capture the human condition and the quirks of life in a way that continues to resonate with audiences today. This humorous illustration, created in 1924, is a timeless piece that adds a touch of whimsy and amusement to any space. Whether displayed in a home, office, or gallery, "Jurisprudence" by H.M. Bateman is sure to bring a smile to the faces of all who behold it.

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