William Strang

Bank Holiday

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

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.

Gallery label, August 2004

Catalogue entry

N03036 BANK HOLIDAY 1912

Inscr. ‘W.S. 1912’ b.r.
Canvas, 60 1/8×48 1/4 (153×122·5).
Presented by Francis Howard through the National Loan Exhibitions Committee 1915.
Exh: R.A., 1912 (712).
Repr: Royal Academy Illustrated, 1912, p.73; Studio, LXXXII, 1921, p.191.

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Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II