Modern British Art by Alan Sorrell: The Evening Signal, 1940 |


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Alan Sorrell:
The Evening Signal, 1940

Framed (ref: 6107)
Signed and dated

23 ¼ x 24 ¾ in (59 x 63 cm)

Tags: architecture night scenes and sleep war World War II Paintings by British Artists

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.

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