Charles Samuel Keene

Study for ‘Sam Bentley’s Christmas’

?c.1860

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Charles Samuel Keene 1823–1891
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 140 x 127 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Mrs Phyllis Keene 1976
Reference
T02084

Catalogue entry

T02084 STUDY FOR ‘SAM BENTLEY'S CHRISTMAS’ 1860

Stamped monogram ‘C.K.’ b.l.
Ink on paper, 5 1/2 × 5 (14.0 × 12.7)
Presented by Mrs Phyllis Keene 1976
Prov: As for T02082.
Repr: Lindsay, op.cit., pl.33.

A study for the figure of Sam Bentley in Keene's illustration to Chapter 1 of ‘Sam Bentley's Christmas’, published in Once a Week 15 December 1860 (Vol. III, p.687). Bentley leans on the counter of Miss Moore's haberdashery shop to have a button sewn on his wristband.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1976-8: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1979

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