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Print - The model

The model

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1882 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Strang, William, born 1859 - died 1921 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Constantine Alexander Ionides

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case IONIDES, shelf 22

Between 1876 and 1880 William Strang studied at the Slade School of Art in London under Alphonse Legros, whose uncompromising realism exerted a strong influence. This print is Strang's ingenious response to an etching by Rembrandt of a reclining woman seen from behind (CAI.728). The model's pose is nearly identical in both compositions, and the artist figure (a self-portrait of Strang), who sits behind the model, would see precisely the view which Rembrandt depicts.

Physical description

A nude female model lying on a bed on her right side, hands clasped together at her left hip. Behind her a fully-dressed male figure leans forward, looking at the model intently. At the far right of the print is another fully-dressed male figure who looks at his companion.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1882 (made)


Strang, William, born 1859 - died 1921 (artist)

Materials and Techniques



Height: 9.9 cm, Width: 20 cm

Object history note

Bequeathed by C.A. Ionides, 1900

Descriptive line

William Strang, The model, 1882, etching of a reclining nude female figure with two clothed male figures



Subjects depicted

Artist; Bedrooms; Self-portraits; Models (people)




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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