C1883

The late Mr. Justice Cheeke, N.S.W.

Rare engraved portrait of Justice Alfred Cheeke (10 March 1810 – 14 March 1876) Cheeke was a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. He was called to the English bar in 1835, and joined the Oxford Circuit. … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The late Mr. Justice Cheeke, N.S.W.

Date:

C1883

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

Cropped close to the title, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

177mm 
x 176mm
AUTHENTICITY
The late Mr. Justice Cheeke, N.S.W. - Antique Print from 1883

Genuine antique
dated:

1883

Description:

Rare engraved portrait of Justice Alfred Cheeke (10 March 1810 – 14 March 1876)

Cheeke was a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. He was called to the English bar in 1835, and joined the Oxford Circuit. Having emigrated to Sydney in 1837, he was appointed a magistrate in 1838, and practised as a barrister. In 1841 he was appointed Commissioner of the Court of Claims, and in June of the same year Crown Prosecutor, Chairman of Quarter Sessions in 1844, and Commissioner of the Court of Requests in 1845. From 1851 to 1857 he again acted as Chairman of Quarter Sessions, and from 1858 to 1865 was a District Court Judge. From the latter date till his death, on 14 March 1876, he officiated as a Judge of the Supreme Court.
Cheeke sentenced Irish-born Henry O’Farrell to death for the wounding and attempted assassination of the HRH The Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh in 1868.

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