"Spy" [Sir Leslie Ward]. Hon Sir Alfred Wills. "Benevolence on the Bench."
Original lithograph from the 'Vanity Fair' series, published June 25, 1896. 395 x 270 mm.
Wills became a barrister from Middle Temple in 1851 and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1872. He was first Recorder of Sheffield, 1881–84; a Judge of the Queen's and King's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice, 1884–1905, President of the Railway and Canal Commission, 1888–1893, and Treasurer of the Middle Temple, 1892-1893.