Politically left wing for his era, Langley was noted for his social realist portrayals of working class figures, particularly fishermen and their families. He was a supporter of Charles Bradlaugh, a radical socialist politician. His own working-class background enabled him to identify with the villagers and the hardships they endured, many of his paintings reflect this sympathy with the working-class fisher-folk amongst whom he lived.
DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 48.3 x 31.8 cm/19.0 x 12.5 ins
SIGNATURE: Signed and dated ’83 (lower left)
MEDIUM: Sepia toned watercolour