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Charles Keene, Shop interior with figures

Shop interior with figures

Charles Keene (1823 - 1891)

RA Collection: Art

The drawing depicts three women and a man in the distance. A younger woman with a distressed expression on her face, standing behind what might be a shop counter, looks at an older woman in an apron who is turned away from her. Another woman wearing an elegant dress stands behind her as though she is queuing. The doorway is open and outside can be seen the back of a man in top hat and ill-fitting jacket (reminiscent of Walter Sickert's portrait of Jacques-Emile Blanche, ca. 1910, Tate N04912).

The drawing does not have a caption or a title and it is not known whether it was worked up into a print.

Object details

Title
Shop interior with figures
Artist/designer
Charles Keene (1823 - 1891)
Object type
Drawing
Medium
Pen and ink, wash, pencil and chalk on cream wove paper
Dimensions

105 mm x 172 mm

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
03/2078
Acquisition
Bequeathed by Carel Weight RA 1999
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