Christmas Morning (Drawing for Punch)

WAG 1415


Charles Keene was a caricaturist for the popular magazine Punch in the 19th century. He drew amusing scenes of everyday London life and was an influence on the Impressionists in their views of London. The finished print from this sketch was published in the December 24th 1870 edition of Punch as 'Christmas Morning over the Border' and is a comment on the perceived strictness of Scottish religious practice, denying the merryness, even of Christmas.