Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue
William Strang (1859-1921), Painter and etcher
Strang is described as stocky in build and combative in temperament.  ‘In manner he was direct, but without rudeness, except where it was deserved; in character upright and charming.’  He was also ‘a magnificent story-teller, in the best Scotch manner’.  Two of his five children also became printmakers.
Dr Jan Marsh
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Referencesback to topAnon 1903
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