Miss Shorne and Rose

Charles Keene

30 June 1860

Wood engraving by Joseph Swain

4½ x 3½ inches

Illustration for George Meredith’s Evan Harrington in Once a Week 3 (July–December 1860): 1.

This image is typical of Keene’s visualization of Meredith’s novel, especially in its emphasis on highly nuanced gestures and intent gazing. Though some of the scenes are vital and flamboyant, Keene primarily focuses on intimate exchanges of whispered information, here shown in the telling looks and expressive hands.

Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.

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