Biographical material and criticism
- "The Artist’s Artist": An Introduction to Charles Keene's Work
- Once a Week, Keene, and Samuel Lucas
- A note on Keene and the technical processes of transferring the image on to the wood-block
Commentary on novels illustrated by Keene
- Keene and social comedy: George Meredith’s Evan Harrington
- Creating a late medieval world: Illustrating Charles Reade's A Good Fight
- Keene and Sensationalism: Ellen Wood's Verner’s Pride
The World of Art
Church Politics and Children at Church
- Odor Ritualisticus
- Do they pay the Organ so Loud for, when Church is over. . . to Wake us up!”
- “Won't they let us out without paying, Ma'?”
- The Mystery Solved
- The Commissariat (High vs. Low Church clergy)
- Catechism under Difficulties
Bachelors, Courtship, and Family Life
Railway Travel, Taxis, and Omnibuses
Scotland and Ireland
Illustrations for George Meredith’s Evan Harrington
- Miss Shorne and Rose
- Watteau-like groups
- The close of the picnic
- In which Evan's light begins to twinkle
- Her ladyship commenced rocking in her chair
Illustrations for Charles Reade's The Cloister and the Hearth
- "I have saved you. Your knife! quick"
- He found the Hooch Street, and it speedily led him to the Stadthouse
- "Forbear, man! What means this impiety?"
- In rushed Dierich
- "Why, where is the peril, Man?" said the Duke
- Clement flung himself wildly on his knees
Illustrations for Mrs Henry Wood's Verner's Pride's
The following seventeen illustrations for Mrs. Henry Wood’s Verner’s Pride as they appeared in Once a Week,from 1862 to 1863 are reproduced from the Database of Mid-Victorian Illustration (DMVI) based at Cardiff University, Wales, United Kingdom, with kind permission of the following: J. Thomas, P. T. Killick, A. A. Mandal, and D. J. Skilton, A Database of Mid-Victorian wood-engraved Illustration. I am especially indebted to Professor Julia Thomas for allowing me to use high-definition scans of these images.
- Rachel observed by Frederick Massingbird
- Rumors of Rachel's death
- Frederick in contemplation
- Mr Bitterworth questions Lionel
- Robin discovered in the garden
- Lionel and Lucy Tempest
- Lionel strode towards the figure and caught it by the arm
- An intense conversation
- Lionel comforts his wife Sibylla
- Jan discovers Frederick Massingbird in disguise
- Frederick, Lionel, and Sibylla
- An unexpected arrival
- Mrs Verner enters
- Lionel and Luke Roy
- Welcoming Lionel's carriage
Illustrations for Douglas Jerrold's Mrs. Caudle's Curtain Lectures(1866)
The satirical Punch; or, The London Charivari articles which Douglas Jerrold wrote about the henpecked Job Caudle and his termagent wife, the verbose Mrs. Margaret Caudle, first appeared in volume form shortly after their periodical appearances concluded in November 1845. In 1866, for the third edition, Jerrold commissioned the highly competent black-and-white illustrator Charles Keene to update the work of the original illustrators John Leech and Richard Doyle. The following sixty illustrations for Jerrold's Mrs. Caudle's Curtain Lectures, then, are not those which first appeared in Punchthroughout 1845 or in the 1846 (first volume) edition. However, the 1866 edition, still under the imprint of Bradbury and Evans, the publishers of Punch, was wholly new in its program of illustration, with younger Punch illustrator Charles Keene's initial-letter vignettes and half-page scenes replacing the original illustrations of Leech and Doyle from twenty years earlier.
- Frontispiece: Mr. Caudle, having come home a little late, declares that henceforth "He will have a Key."
- Uncaptioned title-page vignette: Mrs. Caudle lecturing in bed
- Sitting up for Mr. Caudle, Initial "P"
- Mrs. Caudle's dear Children, Initial "Y"
- Caudle lending a friend five pounds: "The First Lecture"
- Returning from the Tavern, Initial "I"
- Prettyman taking the Keys from his Wife's Pocket
- Half-past Twelve at the Club, Initial Letter "W": "The Third Lecture"
- Caudle accompanies the policeman to the watch-house to bail out Prettyman, Initial letter "Y": "The Fourth Lecture"
- Mr. Caudle is called up at Two in the Morning
- Mrs. Caudle has left the Key, Initial Letter "P"
- Mrs. Caudle has sent the girl out
- Mrs. Caudle objects to Lending the Umbrella, Initial "T": "The Sixth Lecture"
- Mrs. Caudle 'won't have a Cab'
- Tossing the Pancake, Initial "I": "The Seventh Lecture"
- Mr. Caudle dines at Home. "Cold Mutton!"
- "What's the apron for, Mr. Caudle?" Initial Letter "N"
- "Lodge, indeed! Nice goings on, I dare say"
- Mr. Caudle at the Greenwich Fair, Initial letter "S": "The Ninth Lecture"
- Mr. Caudle has a Weakness for Gingerbread Nuts
- Mr. Caudle finds a Button off his Shirt, Initial "W": "The Tenth Lecture"
- Mr. Caudle and his Mother-in-law, Initial "I"
- Mr. Caudle hasn't a Latchkey, Initial "U": "The Twelfth Lecture"
- "What's it to you, if I like to sit up?" "The Twelfth Lecture"
- "Yes, corked Whiskers on her dear Face," Initial "I"
- "When the cat's away the mice will play": "The Thirteenth Lecture" by Richard Doyle (1845)
- "Mr. Caudle has invited a few Friends to Supper," "The Thirteenth Lecture"
- "Mr. and Mrs. Caudle at Church," Initial "I": "The Fourteenth Lecture"
- "The Twenty Pounds I will have, Mr. Caudle, if I've any"(Caudle shaving): "The Fourteenth Lecture"
- (Coming home late) Initial letter "P": "The Fifteenth Lecture"
- "Mr. Caudle is called to a Sponging-house"
- Initial "C":"The Sixteenth Lecture"
- Mrs. Caudle has a "Short Wash":"The Seventeenth Lecture"
- "Mr. Caudle thinks the House tastes of Soap-suds"
- Initial "I": "The Eighteenth Lecture"
- "Mrs. Caudle's Wedding Day," Initial "C": "The Nineteenth Lecture"
- "Mr. Caudle returns home with the wrong hat," Initial "A": "The Twentieth Lecture"
- "Mr. Caudle and Miss Prettyman," Initial "A"
- "Why can't I go at reasonable Hours?" Initial letter "Y": "The Twenty-second Lecture"
- Mrs. Caudle does a "little Shopping"
- Mrs. Caudle at Margate, Initial "H"
- On board the "Red Rover," Initial "C"
- Mrs. Caudle meets Miss Prettyman
- Mr. and Mrs. Caudle take a Trip to Boulogne
- Mr. Caudle admires the Fish-women
- The Brutes searched Mrs. Caudle's Basket at the Custom House
- Miss Prettyman on the Jetty
- "A Needle Case, that under my nose you gave to Miss Prettyman"
- Home! Sweet Home! —; Mrs. Caudle's Return, Initial Letter "A"
- Mrs. Caudle's Morning Decoration
- "You know I hate a Black-beetle"
- Mrs. Caudle visits the Kitchen —; "Millions of Black-beetles!"
- Mr. and Mrs. Badgerly
- Initial "T": "The Thirty-second Lecture"
- "You nodded and drank a Glass of Wine to that Creature"
- Mr. Caudle reads the Share List, Initial "W"
- "Mr. Caudle sends for his Lawyer," Initial "I": "The Thirty-fourth Lecture"
- "Oh, about the way some men bind their widows," "The Thirty-fourth Lecture"
- Mr. Caudle "takes to Billiards," Initial "Y": "The Thirty-fifth Lecture"
- Mr. Caudle a Widower
- Crying angel snuffing the candle: "The Last Lecture" by Richard Doyle (1845)
- The Embossed Book-cover: Bed-curtains
Work in other media
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