Artist Alan Sorrell: Study for St Richard starts out on a Journey, circa 1925

Artist Alan Sorrell (1904-1974): Study for St Richard starts out on a Journey, circa 1925

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Alan Sorrell (1904-1974):
Study for 'St Richard starts out on a Journey, ' circa 1925
Unmounted (ref: 3717)
Pencil, ink and watercolour on paper, 

14 x 20.3 cm (5 1/2 x 8 in.)

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Provenance: The Artist's Family

This composition dates to Sorrell's student years at  the Royal College of Art in the mid-1920s  - during a period which saw the emergence of talents such as Edward Bawden, Eric Ravilious, John Piper, Henry Moore and Barnett Freedman. Although Sorrell’s work has been less well documented his talent was comparable to that of artists more usually associated with the RCA’s formidable reputation during the interwar years.

Almost no work survives from Sorrell’s period as an RCA student other than the preparatory drawings with which he competed for his 1928 Rome Scholarship. The RCA archives for this period are much depleted (probably having been destroyed in the war), as a result of which it is hard to gain a fuller picture of this formative period of his life