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Charles Samuel Keene (1823-1891), Illustrator and etcher

Sitter in 11 portraits
Artist of 3 portraits
Charles Keene began his career as an apprentice with an architect and with Whympers, the wood-engravers, pursuing his studies at the Clipstone Street Art society. He worked for the Illustrated London News and subsequently for Punch. Keene's illustrations for Punch introduced, wherever possible, the social side of the magazine's political concerns.

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John Laird

by Charles Samuel Keene
pencil, 3 sketches, circa 1872
NPG 2686


Charles Samuel Keene

by Charles Samuel Keene
pen and ink, circa 1885
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2817