Passenger: 'And whose house is that on the top of the hill there?'
Driver of the 'Red Lion' Bus: 'O, that's Mr Umberbrown's, Sir. He's what they call a RA.'
Passenger (Amateur Artist): 'O, indeed! Ah! a Magnificent Painter! You must be rather proud of such a great man living amongst you down here!'
Driver: 'Great Man, Sir? Lor 'Bless yer, Sir, not a bit of It! Why, they only keeps one man servant, and he don't sleep in the 'ouse!!!'
Charles Keene (1823-1891)
Stamped with monogram
4 ¼ x 6 ¾
Punch, 20 January 1872, page 32
'The Illustrators. the British Art of Illustration 1800-1997', Chris Beetles Gallery, London, no 69; 'The Illustrators. The British Art of Illustration 1871-2022', Chris Beetles Gallery, London, November-December 2022, no 11