A colleague of the newly appointed QC in this portrait commissioned a Vanity fair Leslie Ward inspired Spy cartoon, to commemorate the barrister ‘Taking Silk’ and becoming a QC. This phrase refers to the QC’s silk gown. Their appointment as Queen’s Counsel is known informally as taking silk, and a such, QCs are often colloquially called ‘Silks’.
A Newly Appointed QC – a Vanity Fair style portrait
These are gentle caricatures, nothing too extreme. As Leslie Ward (Spy) said:
If I could sum up the art in a sentence, it would be that caricature should be a comic impression with a kindly touch, and always devoid of vulgarity.Leslie Ward – Wikipedia
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