Alan Sorrell (1904-1974):
Train in a Landscape
Unmounted (ref: 3783)
Gouache on paper
39 x 51 cm (15 1/4 x 20 1/8 in.)
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 174.
This image is typical of the Neo-Romantic compositions Sorrell procuded after the War combining elements of realism fused with fantasy, a rushing perspective and sombre palette. Here an express train sweeps through an alpine landscape of fantastically shaped mountains and swirling clouds.