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: Alan Sorrell war work
Provenance: Julia and Mark Sorrell
Literature: 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.