Charles Samuel Keene
(1823 - 1891)
Charles Samuel Keene was active/lived in United Kingdom. Charles Keene is known for Illustration, social cartoons, painting.
Biography Charles Samuel Keene
Charles Samuel Keene (1823-1891)
Born at Duvals Lane, Hornsey, Middlesex on 10 August 1823, son of Samuel Browne Keene (d. 1838), a solicitor of Furnivall's Inn, London and at Ipswich, and Mary Sparrowe (1796-1881), daughter of John Sparrowe (1755-1821) of the old Ipswich family of Sparrowe's House, Buttermarket, and his wife Alicia Wilson (1754-1839). Educated in London and at Ipswich grammar school, then in Foundation Street, Ipswich, and on leaving it in 1839, entered his father's office.
Finding the law uncongenial and with encouragement by his mother to draw, he entered the employ of the architect William Pilkington (1758-1848) of Scotland Yard. About 1842 apprenticed to Messrs Whymper Brothers [q.v.],
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