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Alan Sorrell (1904-1974):
The Artist in the Campagna, ca 1931
Framed (ref: 3784)
Pencil, ink and watercolour
15 1/2 x 22 1/2 in. (sheet size) (39.5 x 57 cm)
Provenance: The artist's son, Richard Sorrell; private collection.
Literature:Sacha Llewellyn & Richard Sorrell (ed), Alan Sorrell; the Life and Works of an English Neo-Romantic Artist, (Bristol: Sansom & Co.) 2013.
An early masterpiece that shows the artist standing between the invented and observed worlds. The small mound composed of collapsing classical remains is a recurring theme in Sorrell's work. the distant hill on the right is taken from a direct drawing of Lake Albano and Monte Cavo to the south of Rome.