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Scales Of Justice Gallery

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Choose from 12 pictures in our Scales Of Justice collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

The Demon Rough, 1874. Artist: Joseph Swain Featured Print

The Demon Rough, 1874. Artist: Joseph Swain

The Demon Rough, 1874. A bestial labourer crouches over the limp body of his wife whilst Justice stands over him, her scales and sword on her belt, and the cat o nine tails in her hand. There were numerous reports at this time of the most appalling violence being used against wives, and, when the matter had recently been raised in Parliament, the Conservative Prime Minister, Disraeli, had managed to raise a few laughs before effectively shelving the matter. Punch therefore suggested that the punishment that had proved so effective in stopping the recent wave of garroting crimes should now be used to give the wife-beaters a taste of their own painful and disfiguring medicine. From Punch, or the London Charivari, October 3, 1874

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