Liss Llewellyn Fine Art - Alan Sorrell: Self Portrait, painted in 'the Vestry' at Thors Mead. c. 1948

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Alan Sorrell:
Self Portrait, painted in 'the Vestry' at Thors Mead. c. 1948

Framed (ref: 5156)

Oil on board, 15 x 11 3/4 in. (38 x 30 cm.)

Tags: Alan Sorrell artists at work PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST



Provenance: The artist's son, Richard Sorrell



​Exhibited: Sir John Soane's Museum, 25 October 2013 - 25 January 2014, Alan Sorrell: A Life Reconstructed.
Literature: 
Sacha Llewellyn & Richard Sorrell (ed), Alan Sorrell; the Life and Works of an English Neo-Romantic Artist, (Bristol: Sansom & Co.) 2013.

In its bright palette this self-portrait, dating to the  Sorrell second marriage, strikes  an usually optimistic note.  Setting up his new home in disused Chapel, at Dawes Heath, Sorrell created an ideal studio, relishing the north-south orientation of the large hall, with its small Vestry  attached at the far end.



Alan and Elizabeth Sorrell (pregnant with her first child outside 'the Vestry' at Thors Mead, 1947) .


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