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    Sale 5902

    Christie's Interiors

    17 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 189

    William Strang, R.A. (1859-1921)

    Study of a man digging, for 'When Adam delved'

    Price Realised  

    William Strang, R.A. (1859-1921)
    Study of a man digging, for 'When Adam delved'
    signed 'W. Strang' (lower right)
    pencil, watermark Strasburg Lily
    15½ x 19½ in. (39.5 x 49.5 cm.)


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    This work is a preparatory study for Strang's Adam and Eve series, commissioned by the Wolverhampton brewer and collector Laurence W. Hodson to decorate the Library of his house, Compton Hall. This commission was one of Strang's major works and consisted of ten paintings. The pictures were highly celebrated and confirmed Strang's reputation as an artist.

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    Provenance

    with Christopher Wood Gallery, London.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 28 February 2007, lot 119.