William Strang
Bank Holiday 1912

Artwork details

Artist
William Strang 1859–1921
Title
Bank Holiday
Date 1912
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1527 x 1226 mm
frame: 1797 x 1497 x 90 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by F. Howard through the National Loan Exhibitions Committee 1922
Reference
N03036
Not on display

Display caption

From about 1910 Strang painted a series of large group portraits. These were of his friends, family and models, posed in imaginary modern settings. They illustrated social relations between the sexes, and the figures were dressed in extremes of fashion. Strang invites the viewer to speculate as to what exactly is going on in this scene.

August 2004

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