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Charles Keene's cartoons about artists. Charles Keene (1823-1891) was a cartoonist for the British humor magazine Punch. His incisive characterization was admired by Edgar Degas and Adolph Menzel. Many of his cartoons poke fun at problems faced by artists. Some are universal problems, and some are peculiar to Victorian society. An Irish model objects to wearing a dilapidated costume. Gurney Journey:

Dorothea Corbould, Reading (c.1860). Charles Samuel Keene (English, 1823-1891). Ink on paper. Tate. Dorothea Corbould was presumably a daughter of Alfred Corbould, who married Keene’s eldest sister,...

"Old Man Reading" by Fealing Lin. Example of allowing paint to run, creating an image in muted colors created by blended "runs."