Ghislaine Maxwell was overwhelmed by images, including powerful photos of Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine and their lavish lifestyles and well-known friends.

Despite this, sketches were the only photos that emerged from the courtroom. Cameras in the courtroom are prohibited.

Maxwell faced six federal accusations related to the sex trading of minors. He was found guilty Wednesday of five.

Maxwell was captured by courtroom sketchers looking much more polished and poised during the trial than during the proceedings. It is the result of an extensive pre-trial jailhouse renovation.

As the verdict was given, they looked at her in a cold stare. They even tried to sketch the artist. 

Ghislaine Maxwell is seen on November 1 sketching the sketch artist, Jane Rosenberg

Ghislaine Maxiwell sketching Jane Rosenberg, a sketch artist on November 1.

Maxwell is seen on Wednesday as the verdict is read out, looking shocked but steely beneath her face mask

Maxwell can be seen looking stunned but strong beneath her facial mask as she listens to the verdict.

Maxwell is comforted by her lawyers, Bobbi Sternheim and Christian Everdell, on Wednesday after the verdict was read out

Maxwell was comforted Wednesday by Bobbi Sternheim (and Christian Everdell), her attorneys.

Federal courts have banned cameras since 1946. In 1972, the ban was extended to include televised images.

The Judicial Conference of the United States (which establishes policy in federal courts) has not reconsidered its ban on radio and television broadcasting during federal trials, despite repeated requests from broadcasters.

Ghislaine Maxwell is seen in a photo submitted by her lawyer in April, with a black eye - which they argued showed she was being abused in jail

Ghislaine Maxwell can be seen with a dark eye in an April photo that her lawyer submitted. They claimed it was evidence she was being abuse in prison.

Many other states, however, allow cameras in courtrooms when the trial judge considers it necessary or when all parties agree.

Maxwell was detained in July 2020. A photograph published August 2019 by The New York Post showed Maxwell at In N Out Burger Los Angeles. 

This picture, which was Maxwell’s first in three years, immediately caused a stir and it is widely believed that the photo was staged and Photoshopped.

Maxwell’s attorneys released this April a photograph of Maxwell with a darkened eye. They claimed it was due to maltreatment while in prison and the greying of Maxwell’s hair.

Maxwell looked grouchy as she was led into the courtroom in handcuffs and in prison uniform in November. 

Maxwell, however, was seen wearing freshly dyed brown hair and a bob when court sketches were first presented from opening statements on Nov 29.

The strikingly distinct image she displayed was that of a woman who wore her own clothing, often wearing turtleneck jumpers, fitted pants, and high heels. 

Maxwell is seen handcuffed and led into court for a pre-trial hearing on November 1. When the trial began, she wore her own clothes and had dyed her hair brown

Maxwell was seen being handcuffed as she is led to court for the pre-trial hearing. She was dressed in her own clothes, and she had already dyed her hair dark brown when the trial began.

In tailored pants and a black turtleneck, Maxwell stands besides her lawyers on November 23

Maxwell, in black turtleneck and tailored pants, stands beside her lawyers November 23rd

Maxwell is seen on December 7, once again sketching the courtroom artist - with her bottle of Fiji water on the desk

Maxwell was seen again on December 7th, drawing the courtroom artist. She has her Fiji water bottle on the desk.

Jane Rosenberg is seen outside a courtroom, finishing off a sketch, in a previous trial

Jane Rosenberg, a former trial witness, is seen in the courtroom finishing off her sketch.

Rosenberg is seen in 2015, having drawn Tom Brady in court during the 'Deflategate' trial

Rosenberg seen here in 2015 after he drew Tom Brady on the courtroom floor during the Deflategate’ trial

Maxwell is seen on December 10, listening to proceedings

Maxwell can be seen listening to the proceedings on December 10.

Maxwell is seen on December 16, listening in as her attorney, Bobbi Sternheim, cross-examined Elizabeth Loftus - who testified about false memory

Maxwell can be seen watching as Bobbi Sternheim (her attorney) cross-examines Elizabeth Loftus, who has testified to false memories.

Maxwell is seen in a white polo neck jumper on December 20, listening to proceedings

Maxwell, sported a white polo neck sweater on December 20, while listening to proceedings

Maxwell on December 21 is seen hugging her attorney Bobbi Sternheim, during jury deliberations

Maxwell, seen on the 21st of December hugging Bobbi Sternheim during jury deliberations

Maxwell is seen on December 21, toying with her hair, as the court hears a note from the jury during deliberations

Maxwell can be seen playing with her hair on December 21 as Maxwell listens to a jury note during court deliberations

As jury deliberations resumed on December 27, following the Christmas break, Maxwell is seen sipping from a cup of water

Maxwell sipping water as the jury resumes deliberations on December 27 after the Christmas break.

On December 28, Maxwell's twin sisters Isabel (right, in red beret) and Christine (left) are depicted talking to attorney Bobbi Sternheim

Maxwell’s twin sister Isabel (right in red beret), and Christine (left) were depicted speaking to Bobbi Sternheim on December 28.

The fascination with court sketches grew over time.

Maxwell even sketched Jane Rosenberg as a court painter at one stage.

Rosenberg, who spent over 40 years working as a courtroom artist sketch artist, was asked by The Guardian to clarify her belief that Maxwell was trying send a message.

Rosenberg replied, “I don’t know what she is thinking, and I’m not going try to figure her mind out.” 

“Maybe she was bored when she got out of jail. Her sister sketches sometimes in court, I’m sure. 

“Maybe Maxwell just enjoys drawing in their free moments.” 

Rosenberg’s sketch captured high-stakes moments, like when Jane (one of the women who testified against Maxwell) burst into tears during testimony.

Maxwell’s lawyer, Laura Menninger, used the moment to point out that Jane now worked as an actress.

The lawyer said that you are an actor, who portrays convincingly another person for a living. “You can cry at will.”

Rosenberg captured it when Carolyn, one other of the four women, was in pain the week after. 

'Jane' is seen wiping away tears on November 30 as she testified against Maxwell

Jane is seen weeping on November 30th as Maxwell was being questioned by her.

Rosenberg captured the moment that 'Carolyn' broke down in tears, on December 7

Rosenberg caught the moment when ‘Carolyn’ broke down, December 7.

An expressive Maxwell in a purple turtleneck gestures as she speaks with Bobbi Sternheim on December 16

Maxwell, wearing a purple turtleneck and expressive gestures while speaking with Bobbi Sternheim December 16.

U.S. marshals escort Maxwell out of court on December 29, after she was pronounced guilty

After Maxwell was found guilty, U.S. Marshals escorted Maxwell from court.

Rosenberg also took photographs of more ordinary moments. These included Maxwell talking to her 72-year-old sister Isabel or hugging her lawyers at end-of-every-day.

Rosenberg caught Maxwell, looking shocked beneath her black facemask when Wednesday’s verdict were read.

Rosenberg, a well-known face in New York’s courtsrooms has drawn everyone from Harvey Weinstein to Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to Steve Bannon to John Gotti. John Gotti asked Rosenberg to remove his double chin.

“Since becoming a courtroom artist I have always believed that cameras will be there any minute,” she stated to the newspaper. 

“And they did indeed pass a bill that allowed cameras to be installed in 1988 [in New York state courts]It was then that I realized, “That’s it.” I’m done. 

“But it did not hold true for all New York state cases.

The federal courts are not showing any signs of change. 

Rosenberg stated that hearing and seeing so much trauma and pain in courtrooms can cause distress.

“I don’t allow myself to feel emotion because it can cause tears on my pastels. However, I do hear awful things and have seen lots of crime scene photographs, she stated.

“Sometimes I get it to me even though I try to remain neutral.” 

“My life seems strange to me. 40 years of bad people and terrible things happening.