Honi soit qui mal y pense
The frontispiece to the Newfoundland Law Reports 1947-1949, Honi soit qui mal y pense, was prepared by George Horan, Q.C., and depicts the three judges whose decisions are reported in the volume (Chief Justice Emmerson and Justices Dunfield and Winter) sitting en banc hearing an appeal.
Insofar as these judges were the first post-confederation members of the Newfoundland Court, their tenure on the Bench is arguably of special interest. With them there begins the process of an increasing emphasis on, and a gradually ever more concerted appropriation of, Canadian jurisprudence. That history is currently being written.
Copies of this print are available for purchase from the SS Daisy Legal History Committee for $200.00 taxes included.
George Horan is a professional artist living in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.
He began showing his work in 1980 and is currently exhibited at the Gerald Squires Gallery of Fine Art and the Red Ochre Gallery in St. John’s, and the Bartlett Gallery in Alton, Ontario.
From 1989 until 1992 he was an instructor in Portrait Painting and Life Drawing with Memorial University of Newfoundland – Extension Services.