Rochester, c. 1918-20
Unmounted (ref: 3819)
Signed and titled to the reverse
pencil and watercolour on paper, 22.2 x 32 cm (8 3/4 x 12 1/2 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 160-179.
Rochester is an example of Sorrell's surprising early works. These accomplished
watercolours, painted when he was in his teens, show a competence in the use of a wet technique that he was to move away from, in a career that emphasised a linear approach to drawing and painting.