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

  • George Meredith (homepage)
  • Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.

    [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the person who scanned the image and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]