Alan Sorrell (1904-1974):
Self Portrait, painted in 'the Vestry' at Thors Mead. c. 1948
Framed (ref: 5156)
Oil on board, 15 x 11 3/4 in. (38 x 30 cm.)
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.
In its bright palette this self-portrait, dating to the Sorrell second marriage, strikes an usually optimistic note. Setting up his new home in disused Chapel, at Dawes Heath, Sorrell created an ideal studio, relishing the north-south orientation of the large hall, with its small Vestry attached at the far end.
Alan and Elizabeth Sorrell (pregnant with her first child outside 'the Vestry' at Thors Mead, 1947) .