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Alan Sorrell (1904-1974):
The Evening Signal, 1940
Framed (ref: 6107)
Signed and dated
23 ¼ x 24 ¾ in (59 x 63 cm)
Provenance: Private collection since 2001
The Signal was painted just before Sorrell joined the R.A.F, following the closure of the Royal College of Art, and an unsuccessful application to be a war artist. The painting conveys a deeply melancholic mood and possibly relates in part to the failiure of Sorrell's marriage at this time.