1897 Wood Engraving Charles Keene Punch Art Victorian Fashion Spinster Sea XAY6


This is an original 1897 black and white in-text wood engraving of a conversation between a spinster and Mr. Swabber titled, "Delicate Attention." The original piece had been featured in the Punch Almanack in 1877.


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. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9 x 8 inches; 23 x 20 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. Artist initials in print - bottom left of image.

Keywords specific to this image: Kettle, Ocean, Beach, Dress, British Publication, England

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