Self-Portrait

 
Artist
Creation date
Materials
etching
Mark Descriptions
inscribed in plate, U.L.: W. Strang 95 | signed in pencil, below image, L.R.: Wm Strang
Dimensions
8 x 6 in (image) 20 3/4 x 13 in (sheet)
Credit line
Carl H. Lieber Memorial Fund
Accession number
59.23
Collection
Not Currently On View

Strang entered the etching class at University College, London in 1879, taught for the first time that year by Alphonse Legros, a Frenchman credited with training a generation of England's etchers.

Strang concentrated on etchings with figures rather than on landscapes or architecture. His portrait etchings and engravings were considered his supreme achievement. Among these were a fair number of self-portraits, such as this depiction of himself at work at the age of 36.

"Strang, like Rembrandt, found himself a useful model, and at various periods in his life made a number of etchings of his own portrait."
-Laurence Binyon, 1921
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