William Strang (1859-1921)
'The Fortune Teller'
Museum no. CAI 809
Bequeathed by Constantine Alexander Ionides
Between 1876 and 1880 Strang studied at the Slade School of Art in London under Alphonse Legros, whose uncompromising realism exerted a strong influence. This enigmatic print has a highly charged atmosphere. 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.