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ID number:  BIRBI-40.4
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Artist / Maker:  Keene, Charles Samuel (1823-1891)
Title / Object name:  The Coal Famine
Object type:  Drawing
Culture:  British
Materials:  Pen and brown ink
Measurements:  168 x 114 mm
Provenance:  Collection of A. A. Watney Weguelin; sold at Christi'es, 11 July 1938 (lot 33); purchased from F. R. Meatyard, March 1940, for £4.10.0
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A lady and a gentleman are seated either side of a table in overcoats and hats. The lady on the left reads an invitation to a ‘Fire Party.’ There is another work of the same subject in the Barber’s collection in a volume of 24 drawings by the artist (No. 44.10 (1-2)).

Inscriptions / Translations:  Signed l.l.: CK [in monogram] Inscription on verso: 55, Baker Street

Notes:  Sketch for the drawing published in Punch, 1 March 1873, p. 85.

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Keene, Charles Samuel
British
1823
1891
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