barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham

Charles Samuel Keene (1823-1891)

The Coal Famine

British, mid 1800s

Pen and brown ink

16.8 x 11.4 cm 


A lady and a gentleman are seated either side of a table in overcoats and hats.

The lady on the left reads an invitation to a ‘Fire Party.’ There is another work of the same subject in the Barber’s collection in a volume of 24 drawings by the artist (No. 44.10 (1-2)).

Purchased 1940 (No. 40.4)

Fra Bartolommeo (1472-1517)

An Italian Town (recto), A Farm Among Trees (verso)

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Jan van Goyen (1596-1656)

A Village Scene


Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770)

Zaphyrus and Flora