William Strang

Self-Portrait

1912

Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 610 x 508 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Mrs Strang 1922
Reference
N03606

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The Scottish artist Strang, who lived in London, followed a successful career as an etcher before concentrating on painting from about 1905. He was unusual in being unpredictable in style, as his work looked like various old masters and contemporaries, but often with intense local colour. His paintings are always dependent on a strong outline. He began his career as a portraitist with a series of many pencil portraits in the manner of Holbein.

Gallery label, September 2004

Catalogue entry

N03606 SELF-PORTRAIT 1912

Inscr. ‘W.S. 1912.’ b.r.
Canvas, 24×20 (61·5×51).
Presented by Mrs Strang 1922.

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

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