Watteau-like groups

Charles Keene

21 July 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): 85.

Keene’s talent for social observation and satire is put to good use in his treatment of Meredith’s novel. The scene shown here typifies the artist’s capacity to represent the contemporary life of the streets with vivid immediacy

Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.

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