1897 Wood Engraving Charles Keene Pen Figure Study Religious Nun Punch XAY6


This is an original 1897 black and white wood engraving of a pen and ink drawing figure study of a religious nun or sister. The original was believed to be a subject for a background figure in Punch.


This 114+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 4 x 6 inches; 10 x 15 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper has obtained a collection of artistic halftone prints, wood engravings, and etchings by famous English illustrator and Punch artist, Charles Samuel Keene. A majority of the works in this collection are sketched figures in historical costume attire, complete with artistic commentary and character dialogue. Revel in this charming collection of British caricatures.

This piece was illustrated by Keene, Charles.

Keywords specific to this image: Convent, Nunnery, Catholic, Christian, British Magazine Publication, England

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