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Alan Sorrell (1904-1974):
Rochester, (windy day) c. 1918-20
Framed (ref: 7403)
Extensively Inscribed with notes on the weather conditions
9 1/4 x 13 in. (23.5 x 33 cm)
Provenance: The artist's son, Richard Sorrell
Literature:Sacha Llewellyn & Richard Sorrell (ed), Alan Sorrell; the Life and Works of an English Neo-Romantic Artist, (Bristol: Sansom & Co.) 2013, p 160-179.
Rochester is an example of Sorrell's surprising early works. These accomplished
watercolours, painted when he was in his teens, show a competence in the use of a wet technique that he was to move away from, in a career that emphasised a linear approach to drawing and painting.