Here's a local connection to a law case involving the image of a painting that featured in a London newspaper of 1894 that the local authorities tried to stop being circulated in Liverpool.
Leopold Greenberg, editor of the Pick-me-up, a weekly illustrated paper, published an image of "Phoebe", a painting by Louis Perrey of a nude woman. Liverpool Corporation sought to declare the image obscene under the Obscene Publications Act of 1857 and claimed the right to destroy the copies of the newspaper. In 1910, Greenberg, as editor of the Jewish Chronicle, would challenge retired Scotland Yard official Sir Robert Anderson's claim that Jack the Ripper was a Jew.
The following newspaper article is posted here by courtesy of Howard Brown at JtR Forums.
Liverpool Mercury , Saturday, July 21, 1894: