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Print - The fortune teller
  • The fortune teller
    Strang, William, born 1859 - died 1921
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The fortune teller

  • Object:

    Print

  • Date:

    1883 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Constantine Alexander Ionides

  • Museum number:

    CAI.809

  • 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. Although the three figures in this enigmatic print are still and silent, the atmosphere is highly-charged. The central figure looks suspiciously at the man who offers a coin, while the deeply-shadowed face of the fortune-teller makes her expression unreadable.

Physical description

Etching depicting three figures standing together on a country path; the man on the left reaches a hand out towards the woman on the left

Date

1883 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Etching

Dimensions

Height: 22.6 cm, Width: 17.6 cm

Object history note

Bequeathed by C.A. Ionides, 1900

Descriptive line

William Strang, The fortune teller, 1883, etching

Techniques

Etching

Subjects depicted

Fortune-tellers

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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