Missouri Courtroom

  • William Josiah Brickey, Missouri Courtroom, 1852, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1974.112

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The participants in this courtroom scene focus their attention on a fair-skinned man dressed in rags, possibly one of the thousands of Irish immigrants who had escaped the potato famine and made their way to Missouri. These farmers settled in urban areas where they hired out as day laborers, struggling to get by with little income and no property of their own. (Parrish, gen. ed., A History of Missouri, vol.

Title
Missouri Courtroom
Artists
Date
1852
On View
Dimensions
29 1/8 x 36 in. (74.0 x 91.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group
  • Cityscape – Missouri
  • Occupation – law – judge
  • State of being – other – poverty
  • Animal – dog
  • Architecture Interior – civic – courthouse
  • Occupation – law – lawyer
Object Number
1974.112
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