Modern British Art by Alan Sorrell: Men Sandbagging, 1939 |


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Alan Sorrell:
Men Sandbagging, 1939

Unmounted (ref: 5662)

Signed with initials and dated ’39
Pencil, gouache and ink on paper
55.8 x 75.5 cm (22 x 29 5/8 in.)

Tags: war work

Provenance: Julia and Mark Sorrell
Sacha Llewellyn & Richard Sorrell (ed), Alan Sorrell; the Life and Works of an English Neo-Romantic Artist, (Bristol: Sansom & Co.) 2013, p 98-99.

At the beginning of WW2 hostilities, civilians prepare sandbags in a scene reminiscent of Processing the Catch.

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