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"The Court: A Tapestry of Stories and History" Step into the world of courts, where tales unfold and history is made

Background imageCourt Collection: Babar, king of the elephants, and Celeste playing tennis at Celesteville

Babar, king of the elephants, and Celeste playing tennis at Celesteville. Illustration from one of Jean de Brunhoffs
BABAR THE ELEPHANT, 1930s. Babar, king of the elephants, and Celeste playing tennis at Celesteville. Illustration from one of Jean de Brunhoffs Babar books, 1930s

Background imageCourt Collection: The Admission by H. M. Bateman

The Admission by H. M. Bateman
A courtroom erupts into laughter as a defendant in a witness box admits the truth. Date: 1931

Background imageCourt Collection: MARY WRIGHT (1642-1699 / 1700). American Quaker from Long Island, as a teenager

MARY WRIGHT (1642-1699 / 1700). American Quaker from Long Island, as a teenager
MARY WRIGHT (1642-1699/1700). American Quaker from Long Island, as a teenager, testifying before the magistrates of Boston to urge them not to persecute innocent people

Background imageCourt Collection: The Tennis Championships at Wimbledon

The Tennis Championships at Wimbledon
The Tennis fortnight at Wimbledon is for many the most thrilling period of the summer season. All roads to Wimbledon are literally crowded with tennis enthusiasts moving towards the great concrete

Background imageCourt Collection: Carbolic Smoke Ball / 1893

Carbolic Smoke Ball / 1893
Advertisement for The Carbolic Smoke Ball Co. which claimed to offer a cure for a wide variety of ailments. This led to a court case on grounds of deception & a landmark ruling

Background imageCourt Collection: Peterhouse / Cambridge

Peterhouse / Cambridge
Cambridge: Peterhouse College First Court

Background imageCourt Collection: Wigs for English lawyers, 1800s

Wigs for English lawyers, 1800s
Lawyer selecting the proper wig for appearance in court, London, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCourt Collection: ARTHUR ASHE (1943-1993). American tennis player. Photographed during his match against Jimmy

ARTHUR ASHE (1943-1993). American tennis player. Photographed during his match against Jimmy Connors in the mens singles final at Wimbledon, won by Ashe in four sets, 5 July 1975

Background imageCourt Collection: Granada / The Alhambra

Granada / The Alhambra
The Court of Lions

Background imageCourt Collection: MARTIN LUTHER (1483-1546). German religious reformer. Luther defends himself before Holy Roman

MARTIN LUTHER (1483-1546). German religious reformer. Luther defends himself before Holy Roman Emperor Charles V at the Diet in Worms, 17-18 April 1521. Line engraving, 19th century

Background imageCourt Collection: Discovery of a Dandelion on Centre Court

Discovery of a Dandelion on Centre Court
The crowd, groundsmen, officials and players on the Centre Court of Wimbledon are astonished to discover the presence of a cheeky dandelion on the court

Background imageCourt Collection: And when did you last see your father?, 1878. Artist: William Frederick Yeames

And when did you last see your father?, 1878. Artist: William Frederick Yeames
And when did you last see your father?, 1878

Background imageCourt Collection: Courtroom Scene, 1828

Courtroom Scene, 1828
Courtroom scene

Background imageCourt Collection: Advert for Louis Vuitton travelling accessories and trunks

Advert for Louis Vuitton travelling accessories and trunks and Itylus dressmaker, London, 1926 Date: 1926

Background imageCourt Collection: Couple on tennis court, woman jumping in foreground

Couple on tennis court, woman jumping in foreground

Background imageCourt Collection: Grigori Rasputin in 1912

Grigori Rasputin in 1912
GRIGORI RASPUTIN Russian mystic and court favourite in 1912

Background imageCourt Collection: The King and Queen of Hearts in Court, 1889. Artist: John Tenniel

The King and Queen of Hearts in Court, 1889. Artist: John Tenniel
The King and Queen of Hearts in Court, 1889. Lewis Carrolls (1832-1898) Alice in Wonderland as illustrated by John Tenniel (1820-1914). From Alices Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Background imageCourt Collection: Senegal - Griot playing a Kora

Senegal - Griot playing a Kora
Senegal - seated Griot playing a Kora, a 21-stringed harp lute that originated in the Gambia River valley with the Mandinko but is one of the most popular instruments in Senegal

Background imageCourt Collection: Grigori Rasputin in 1908

Grigori Rasputin in 1908
GRIGORI RASPUTIN Russian mystic and court favourite in 1908

Background imageCourt Collection: Barristers in the Rain

Barristers in the Rain
Barristers make their way through the rain along Carey Street from the Inns of Court to the London Law Courts, dressed in their traditional garb Date: 1886

Background imageCourt Collection: Players on netball court

Players on netball court

Background imageCourt Collection: Court room scene, Mr M Naughten trial

Court room scene, Mr M Naughten trial
A sketch taken of the courtroom at Old Bailey where the trial of Mr M Naughten took place, for the assassination Mr Edward Drummond, secretary to Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel

Background imageCourt Collection: Coat & Fox Terrier 1927

Coat & Fox Terrier 1927
Wrap over coat in a small checked fabric with cuff detail, hip pockets, long fur roll collar & fur lining worn with court shoes & a cloche hat pulled over the eyes

Background imageCourt Collection: The Deluge. Artist: Court, Joseph-Desire (1797-1865)

The Deluge. Artist: Court, Joseph-Desire (1797-1865)
The Deluge. Found in the collection of Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lyon

Background imageCourt Collection: Real Tennis at Lord s

Real Tennis at Lord s
A match is played at Lords Court, London. Date: circa 1860

Background imageCourt Collection: Crockett Court, Galveston, Texas, USA

Crockett Court, Galveston, Texas, USA -- a new development of brick cottages overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, probably intended as short-stay holiday accommodation. 1937

Background imageCourt Collection: EBOLI, Ana Mendoza de la Cerda, princess of (1540-1592)

EBOLI, Ana Mendoza de la Cerda, princess of (1540-1592). Spanish dame of the court of Philip II. Portrait by an anonymous author. Painting. Private Collection

Background imageCourt Collection: LEEs SURRENDER 1865. Peace in Union. The surrender of General Lee to General Grant at Appomattox

LEEs SURRENDER 1865. Peace in Union. The surrender of General Lee to General Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, 9 April 1865. Reproduction of a painting by Thomas Nast

Background imageCourt Collection: JUSTINIAN I (483-565). Emperor of the Byzantine Empire, 527-565. Emperor Justinian the Great

JUSTINIAN I (483-565). Emperor of the Byzantine Empire, 527-565. Emperor Justinian the Great and his Court. Mid-6th century Byzantine mosaic from San Vitale, Ravenna

Background imageCourt Collection: St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, Marine Court

St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, Marine Court
The Art Deco splendour of Marine Court and New Sun Lounge, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex. The building was completed in 1937 and was for a time the tallest block of flats in the United Kingdom

Background imageCourt Collection: Dean Court Art - Bournemouth

Dean Court Art - Bournemouth
Watercolour of Dean Court, home of A.F.C. Bournemouth, 1910 - current day. Stadium capacity 10, 700. Original painting size 20" x 16" created in 1998 by Kevin Fletcher

Background imageCourt Collection: ANNE HUTCHINSON (1591-1643). The trial of Anne Hutchinson at Boston in 1637

ANNE HUTCHINSON (1591-1643). The trial of Anne Hutchinson at Boston in 1637. Wood engraving, American, 19th century, after Edwin Austin Abbey

Background imageCourt Collection: Tower of London in the late Middle Ages

Tower of London in the late Middle Ages
London during the time of Henry VII (1457-1509). Color lithograph reproduction of an illuminated manuscript: Roy 16F, ii

Background imageCourt Collection: Playtime at Wimbledon. by William Heath Robinson

Playtime at Wimbledon. by William Heath Robinson
The new craze of Jazz Tennis caught in full swing by our extra special artist. A humorous illustration of tennis players dancing the foxtrot on a tennis court

Background imageCourt Collection: Gardener at Pensax Court, Worcestershire

Gardener at Pensax Court, Worcestershire. Photograph by Norman Synge Waller Budd

Background imageCourt Collection: Trinity / Cambridge / 1907

Trinity / Cambridge / 1907
Cambridge: Trinity College the Great Court

Background imageCourt Collection: The Riot at Stockport (engraving)

The Riot at Stockport (engraving)
1618256 The Riot at Stockport (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Riot at Stockport. Illustration for The Illustrated London News, 10 July 1852)

Background imageCourt Collection: Las Meninas, 1656 (1939). Artist: Diego Velasquez

Las Meninas, 1656 (1939). Artist: Diego Velasquez
Las Meninas, 1656 (1939). Infanta Margarita, is attended by two of the Queen`s meninas or maids-ofhonour: Maria Agustina Sarmiento and Isabel de Velasco

Background imageCourt Collection: Empress Theodora. Basilica of Saint Vitale. Italy

Empress Theodora. Basilica of Saint Vitale. Italy
Empress Theodora I (500-548) with a court of ladies. Mosaic. 6th century. Basilica of Saint Vitale. Ravenna. Italy

Background imageCourt Collection: Persian Manuscript, 1650. Court of a Safavid dynasty

Persian Manuscript, 1650. Court of a Safavid dynasty prince. Persian art. Safavid period. Miniature Painting. EGYPT. CAIRO. Cairo. Museum of Islamic Arts

Background imageCourt Collection: Boxing - Fives Court with Randall & Turner sparring

Boxing - Fives Court with Randall & Turner sparring
The interior of Fives Court in Little St. Martins Lane, a popular venue for the Fancy in the heyday of the prize ring, showing Jack Randall and Ned Turner sparring

Background imageCourt Collection: The Barrister (oil on canvas)

The Barrister (oil on canvas)
BAL15031 The Barrister (oil on canvas) by Davidson, Thomas (fl.1863-1908); Roy Miles Fine Paintings; English, out of copyright

Background imageCourt Collection: Couple jumping on tennis court, smiling

Couple jumping on tennis court, smiling

Background imageCourt Collection: Old Bailey / London

Old Bailey / London
The Central Criminal Court, London (The Old Bailey)

Background imageCourt Collection: Europe, United Kingdom, England, Cambridge, Cambridge University, Emmanuel College

Europe, United Kingdom, England, Cambridge, Cambridge University, Emmanuel College first court and Christopher Wren chapel

Background imageCourt Collection: A Radical Lawyer, 1902. Artist: Spy

A Radical Lawyer, 1902. Artist: Spy
A Radical Lawyer, 1902. John Lawson Walton KC MP, British barrister and politician. Walton served as Attorney General from 1905-1908. Cartoon from Vanity Fair, 6th March 1902

Background imageCourt Collection: The Garden of Earthly Delights, 1500s

The Garden of Earthly Delights, 1500s. Bosch, Hieronymus (1450?1516). Found in the collection of the Museo del Prado, Madrid

Background imageCourt Collection: Drunk Warrior and Court Jester, Italian painting of 19th century. Artist: Casimiro Tomba

Drunk Warrior and Court Jester, Italian painting of 19th century. Artist: Casimiro Tomba
Drunk Warrior and Court Jester, Italian painting of 19th century. Tomba, Casimiro (1857-1929). Found in the collection of the M. Kroshitsky Art Museum, Sevastopol



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"The Court: A Tapestry of Stories and History" Step into the world of courts, where tales unfold and history is made. From the prestigious Tennis Championships at Wimbledon to the whimsical game played by Babar, king of the elephants, and Celeste in Jean de Brunhoff's enchanting illustrations from the 1930s. Journey to Granada's Alhambra, a majestic court that witnessed countless stories of love and power. Transport yourself back to 1893 when Carbolic Smoke Ball revolutionized legal battles with its groundbreaking case. Discover unexpected moments on Centre Court as a dandelion interrupts an intense match, reminding us that nature has its own way of making its presence known. Reflect upon family bonds through William Frederick Yeames' poignant painting "And when did you last see your father?" capturing emotions within a courtroom setting in 1878. Witness justice being served in a dramatic courtroom scene from 1828, where truth hangs delicately in balance. Feel the energy on a tennis court as a woman leaps with joy in the foreground while her partner awaits their next move. Marvel at Martin Luther defending himself before Holy Roman Emperor Charles V during the Diet in Worms in 1521, leaving an indelible mark on religious reform. Immerse yourself in Peterhouse at Cambridge University, where knowledge blossoms amidst ancient walls. Admire Joseph-Desire Court's masterpiece "The Deluge, " depicting chaos engulfing humanity as water cascades down relentlessly. Lastly, encounter Grigori Rasputin - enigmatic figure who held sway over Russia's court - captured frozen in time during his influential years. In this captivating tapestry woven with threads from various courts throughout history and imagination alike, we find ourselves immersed within narratives that shape our understanding of society and human nature itself.