Artist Alan Sorrell: Study for People Seeking After Wisdom, c 1928

Artist Alan Sorrell (1904-1974): Study for People Seeking After Wisdom, c 1928

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Alan Sorrell (1904-1974):
Study for People Seeking After Wisdom, c 1928
Mounted (ref: 3774)

pencil, ink and gouache on paper, squared, 
49.5 x 79 cm (19 1/2 x 31 in.)

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Provenance: The artist's son, Richard Sorrell

​Exhibited: Sir John Soane's Museum, 25 October 2013 - 25 January 2014, Alan Sorrell: A Life Reconstructed.
Literature: 
Sacha Llewellyn & Richard Sorrell (ed), Alan Sorrell; the Life and Works of an English Neo-Romantic Artist, (Bristol: Sansom & Co.) 2013.

As a student under Sir William Rothenstein at the Royal College of Art, Sorrell was 
encouraged to study and make copies of the old masters at the National Gallery. The tilted landscape in this study, with its rocky outcrops and trees, recalls Andrea Mantegna’s Agony in the Garden (c.1458-60).