RAF Camp in the Woods
Unmounted (ref: 3780)
pencil, ink and gouache on paper, 39.5 x 56.5 cm (15 1/2 x 22 1/8 in.)
Tags: Alan Sorrell war
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 98-115.
During the Second World War Sorrell served in the RAF from 1940, where he was able to make first-hand visual records of the daily life in the Air Force. 26 of these pictures were acquired by the War Artists' Advisory Committee.
In this drawing (in which faint echoes of The Appian Way can be seen) airmen come to wash their clothes at an outside boiler.