DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 38.1 x 48.3 cm/15.0 x 19.0 ins
SIGNATURE: Signed and dated ’91
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.