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William Strang

2 of 23 portraits by James Craig Annan

William Strang, by James Craig Annan, published 1907 - NPG P357 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

William Strang

by James Craig Annan
photogravure, published 1907
6 in. x 7 3/4 in. (152 mm x 197 mm)
Purchased, 1988
Primary Collection
NPG P357


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  • William Strang (1859-1921), Painter and etcher. Sitter in 11 portraits, Artist associated with 65 portraits.

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Born in Dumbarton, William Strang came to London to study at the Slade School under Alphonse Legros and remained there for the rest of his life. A prolific painter of portraits, biblical and subject paintings, he is best known for his portrait drawings in a style based on Holbein, and for his many etchings which are remarkable for their unity of vision and superb draughtsmanship. This photogravure was published in America in Alfred Stieglitz's Camera Work in July 1907 under the title The Etching Printer - William Strang, Esq., ARA. It shows Strang, who stands before a printing press, examining an etcher's plate.

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  • Rogers, Malcolm, Camera Portraits, 1989 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 20 October 1989 - 21 January 1990), p. 157
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 594

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