Charles Samuel Keene (1823-1891)

Faute de Mieux

Charles Samuel Keene (1823-1891)
Faute de Mieux
signed with initials 'C.K.'
pen and brown ink
6 x 4in. (15.3 x 12cm.)
An original illustration for Punch, May 28th, 1881

Lot Essay

The text for this illustration reads as follows:
Customer: "Gie ma the Huntly Express."
Johnny A'things: "They're a' deen."
Customer: "Od! That's a peety! But aw'll tak' the People's Journal."
Johnny: "They're a' deen tee!"
Customer: "Well, then, gie's a Pennyworth o' Conservation Sweeties!"

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