Charles Samuel Keene
by Horace Harral
Past display archive
June - September 2005
From its first issue in July 1841, the satirical magazine Punch developed into a Victorian institution. Initially, the visual aspect of Punch was confined to tiny woodcuts scattered throughout the columns of text and a full page 'Pencilling' on a social or political theme. Gradually, leading illustrators such as Richard Doyle, John Tenniel and John Leech joined the Punch team and contributed more ambitious 'cartoons'- a term coined by the magazine ranging more broadly across themes taken from contemporary social life and manners.
The display in these showcases focuses on three Punch artists whose association with the magazine extends from the earliest numbers, in the case of Leech, to the 1890s in the work of Charles Keene and George Du Maurier. Each also worked independently but contributing to Punch was at the heart of their careers.
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- John Leech (NPG 899)
- Charles Samuel Keene (NPG P861)
- Charles Samuel Keene (NPG 2771)
- Charles Samuel Keene (NPG 3476)
- Charles Samuel Keene (NPG 3477)
- Charles Samuel Keene (NPG 2817)
- George Du Maurier (NPG 2899)
- George Du Maurier (NPG 2711)
- John Leech (NPG Ax11940)
- John Leech (NPG x12405)
- John Leech (NPG x45103)
- George Du Maurier (NPG x19824)