A highly detailed scene taken during the trial of Melville, he stands addressing the bench. In the foreground, to either side, above and behind are crowds of onlookers. Melville was impeached for embezzlement of public funds, he was aquitted of the charges, but never returned to office.
The Trial of Henry Lord Viscount Melville, in Westminster Hall
I Hill after A C Pugin & J C Nattes The Trial of Henry Lord Viscount Melville, in Westminster Hall London, Ackerman & Nattes, July 1806 Aquatint with original hand colouring 400 x 550mm Trimmed to platemark Slight overall browning
SKU: 2461 Category: Historical & Social