Bewigged and Full Bottomed



Hands off  Judges in their full-bottomed wigs.

Not to see, to hear, to speak. Is this legal art about power to the jury, the fact finder?



Via Christies a full-bottomed wig of black curled horse hair possibly circa 1660

With typed paper label ‘Wig worn by man who died 1664, it was found in the original linen bag containing his initials, one of the earliest wigs in existance’, in a later japanned tin wig-box, labelled ‘SEWARD BRICE Esq.’, enclosing a cotton wig cage
The wig-box – 23 in. (58.5 cm.) high



Oops, my powdered wig fell off – almost!   “Where’s the velcro when I need it?”

The wig of a British High Court judge flaps in the wind during a procession from Temple Bar to Westminster Abbey in central London, in this file photo from October 1, 2001