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Legal scenes

Original vintage prints of courtroom scenes, attorneys, lawyers, judges, juries, etc.

Silence in the Court  

Historic, decorative, nostalgic – this series of American courtroom scenes depicts the classic late 19th and early 20th century courtrooms of the American West.

Fred T. Darvill, founder of Darvill's Rare Print Shop, copyrighted and published this unique series of prints in 1933. They have been available only at Darvill's Rare Print Shop. Darvill Legal Prints hang in law offices, schools and court chambers throughout the United States.

The scenes were designed by Darvill from his extensive knowledge of the legal profession in the western United States, as a member of the bars of California, Washington and Wisconsin, and as a law book and rare print dealer. He also has published several resource books for the legal profession.

Darvill sketched the scenes for all of the images except "The Frontier Trial" using San Francisco courtrooms as settings ("Clearing the Title" occurs in a lawyer's office) and commissioned J. H. Smith, a noted Western artist, to paint the scenes in oils. Smith added "The Frontier Trial" based on a boyhood memory. Lithographic plates were then made to produce the prints you see today.

In 1974 Fred Darvill made a gift of the original oil paintings to the University of Washington Law Library.

These prints are in excellent condition. Sheet size is approx. 20½ x 15¼ inches with an image size of approx. 16 x 10½ inches. They were printed on medium weight paper with a woven paper type finish.

 

These prints are generally in excellent condition for being over 80 years old.
Published in 1933 by our founder, Fred T. Darvill, Sr. from original paintings in his possession.
(Later donated to the University of Washington Law School.)

Sheet size is approx. 20½ x 15¼ inches with an image size of approx. 16 x 10½ inches unless otherwise noted.
They were printed on medium weight paper with a woven paper type finish.
Most are available in a hand-colored version as well as black and white.

Please click on the thumbnail images below for an enlarged view.

 
"Silence in Court" "Ladies of the Jury"
Silence in Court hand colored
Silence in Court black and white
Ladies of the Jury Hand-colored
Ladies of the Jury - Black and white
$85
$40
$85
$40
 
"Gentlemen of the Jury"
"The Prosecuting Attorney"
Gentlemen of the Jury - Hand Colored
Gentlemen of the Jury - Black and white
The Prosecuting Attorney - Hand Colored
The Prosecuting Attorney - Black and White
$85
$40
$150
After over 80 years, this is the very last hand-colored one!


Sheet size: 17.5" by 12.25"
Light smudges lower right corner
$40
 
 
 
"Witness for the Defense"
"Charging the Jury"
Witness for the Defense - Hand Colored
Witness for the Defense - Black and White
Charging the Jury - Hand Colored
Charging the Jury - Black and White
$85
$40
$85
$40
 
 
 
"Ten to Two for Acquittal"
"The Verdict"
Ten to Two for Acquittal - Hand Colored
Ten to Two for Acquittal - Black and White
The Verdict - Hand colored
The Verdict - Black and White
$85 $40
$85
$40
 
 
 
 
"The Lost Papers"
"Clearing the Title "
The Lost Papers - Hand Colored
The Lost Papers - Black and White
Clearing the Title - Hand colored
Clearing the Title - Black and White
$85 $40
$85
$40
 
 
 
 
"The Frontier Trial"
"Lincoln's Trial Tactics"
"Lincoln's Horse Trade"
The Frontier Trial - Hand colored
The Frontier Trial - Black and White
Lincoln's Trial Tactics
Lincoln's Horse Trade
$85 $40 $40
(lower left corner is bent, outside of image area)
$40
 
 
 
 
"The Trial of Aaron Burr"
The Trial of Aaron Burr
$40
 
Oliver Wendall Holmes
by E.A. Burbank
Oliver Wendall Holmes by E.A. Burbank
$25

15 1/4 x 20 1/2 inch sheet

 
John Marshall
John Marshall
$75

Original hand-coloring

15 1/4 x 20 1/2 inch sheet

 
John Marshall
John Marshall
$25

Black and White

15 1/4 x 20 1/2 inch sheet

 
William Blackstone
John Marshall
$75

Original hand-coloring

15 1/4 x 20 1/2 inch sheet

paper is somewhat age-toned and the margins are a little rumpled

AFTER OVER 80 YEARS, THIS IS THE LAST ONE AVAILABLE!

 
William Blackstone
John Marshall
$25

Black and White

15 1/4 x 20 1/2 inch sheet

 

Magna Carta Regis Johannis

King John signing the Magna Charta

John Marshall
$25

16 x 22 inch sheet

 

The Signing of the Declaration of Independence

John Marshall
$50

15 1/4 x 20 1/2 inch sheet

Original hand-coloring