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Officers' Grievances Lieutenant De Bogeyns (of the Eleventy Half-Dozenth nb Bouncibles, ordered to the Gold Coast): 'Plaguy nuisance, you know, Major! 'Tisn't the scwimmage one minds – enjoy that – it's the beastly climate. and what I do complain of is, that a wich countwy like ours can't ship this blank fellow – what's 's name, Chickowy – and all his niggers over here in the autumn, and let us polish 'em off quietly on Salisbury Plain In the manoeuvres!!'

Charles Keene (1823-1891)


Signed with monogram

Pen and ink

4 ¼ x 6 ½ inches

Preliminary Drawing for Punch, 20 December 1873, page 245

'The Fine Art of Illustration', The Fine Art Society, London, July 2001;
The Illustrators. The British Art of Illustration 1837-2012',
Chris Beetles Gallery, London, November 2012 - January 2013, No 126

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