William Strang was the chief pupil of Alphonse Legros, whose paramount influence is apparent. Strang made over 700 etchings and engravings between 1880 and 1920. His oeuvre consists of pseudo-classical subjects, contemporary scenes and portraits. As well as intaglio prints, Strang also produced a number of woodcuts and contributed illustrations to the ‘Yellow Book’ 1895, and The Dome 1898-1900. Strang exhibited with the Society of Painter-Etchers from 1881. He was elected ARA in 1906 and RA (engraver) in 1921.
etching and engraving
17.3 x 22.2 cm platemark
Signature & date
Signed l.r., pencil "Wm Strang". Not dated.
European Art Collection Benefactors' Fund 2011
Not on display
Day Fine Art, Blackheath/New South Wales/Australia, Purchased by the AGNSW from Day Fine Art 2011
Referenced in 1 publication
Unknown, William Strang. Catalogue of his etched works, 1906, (illus.). no.76