Detail View: LUNA: Folger Digital Image Collection: The Court of Kings Bench turn'd into a cock pit, or, 800 symptoms of Kean sport [graphic] / Marks fec.

Digital Image File Name: 
38124
Source Call Number: 
ART 230998 (size M)
Source Creator: 
Marks, John Lewis, printmaker.
Source Title: 
The Court of Kings Bench turn'd into a cock pit, or, 800 symptoms of Kean sport [graphic] / Marks fec.
Source Created or Published: 
London : Pubd. by E. King, Chancery Lane, Fleet Street, [Jan. 1825]
Digital Image Type: 
FSL collection
HAMNET CATALOG RECORD: 
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Creator (Hamnet): 
Marks, John Lewis, printmaker.
Title (Hamnet): 
The Court of Kings Bench turn'd into a cock pit, or, 800 symptoms of Kean sport [graphic] / Marks fec.
Place of Creation or Publ. (Hamnet): 
London :
Publisher (Hamnet): 
Pubd. by E. King, Chancery Lane, Fleet Street,
Date of Creation or Publ. (Hamnet): 
[Jan. 1825]
Physical Description (Hamnet): 
1 print : hand-colored etching ; image 219 x 315 mm.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Caricatures -- 19th century.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Cox, Charlotte, 18th/19th cent., depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Cox, Robert Albion, 1772?-1826, depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833 -- Performances, depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833, depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Law & legal affairs -- 19th century, depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Prints -- 19th century.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Actors -- 19th century, depicted.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
King, E. (Edward), 19th cent., publisher.
Notes (Hamnet): 
C. J. Abbott sits above a rectangular enclosure (or 'pit') in which Cox (right) stands, pointing at his defeated opponent, Kean, who lies on the ground in the costume of Richard III. Gold-tipped antlers sprout from Cox's head; he wears an alderman's chain and holds a money-bag inscribed £800. Kean, supporting himself on both arms, scowls towards Cox. Behind the palisade, and on each side of, but below the judge, stand Counsel: Scarlett and his junior (Brougham) behind Kean (left); Denman (the Common Serjeant) and his junior (Chitty) behind Cox. Abbott holds out a pair of scales in his right hand, in which 800 outweighs a scale inscribed Case. Beside Scarlett stands Mrs. Cox, holding a closed fan; she looks down at the 'pit', putting two fingers (horns) to her forehead.--Adapted from George.
Notes (Hamnet): 
A representation of the trial of Cox vs. Kean, in which Kean was accused of adultery with Robert Albion Cox's wife, Charlotte.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Date from George.
Notes (Hamnet): 
In the title, Keen has the second letter 'e' crossed out, with an 'a' inscribed in plate directly above it.
Citations (Hamnet): 
George, vol. X, pp. 515-516, no. 14863
Call Number (Hamnet): 
ART 230- 998 (size M)