‘At the sight of a stranger’

Charles Keene

16 July 1859

Wood engraving by Joseph Swain.

4 1/8 x 2 7/8 inches

Illustration (3) for Charles Reade’s A Good Fight in Once a Week 1 (16 July 1859): 51.

A good example of Keene’s reproduction of a medieval milieu, combining details of costume and architecture with narrative movement and well-defined characterisation.

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Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.

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