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Alan Sorrell (1904-1974)

Alan Sorrell (1904-1974) attended the Royal College of Art in the mid-1920s during a period which saw the emergence of talents such as Edward Bawden, Eric Ravilious, John Piper, Henry Moore and Barnett Freedman. Although Sorrell’s work has been less well documented his talent was comparable to that of artists more usually associated with the RCA’s formidable reputation during the interwar years. What were Sorrell’s achievements and how should he be remembered by posterity? During his life Sorrell produced a vast cycle of murals (nearly 20 over a 30-year period). When exhibited for the first time in a generation at the British Murals show organized by Liss Fine Art at The Fine Art Society (London), William Packer described Sorrell’s recently rediscovered Festival of Britain mural as ‘utterly enchanting’ and ‘quite the star of the entire show’, (The Times 2.3.2013 p 91). Another aspect of Sorrell’s oeuvre which de

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Study  for mural for the canteen of...
Alan Sorrell
Study for mural for the canteen of...  For sale
£320
Study for 'Court of the Worshipful...
Alan Sorrell
Study for 'Court of the Worshipful...  For sale
£740
Portrait of Evelyn Gibbs, circa 1929
Alan Sorrell
Portrait of Evelyn Gibbs, circa 1929  For sale
£550
Early self portrait, circa 1925
Alan Sorrell
Early self portrait, circa 1925  For sale
£760
Istanbul: The Lesser Golden Gate, 1955
Alan Sorrell
Istanbul: The Lesser Golden Gate, 1955  For sale
£990
Hadleigh Castle
Alan Sorrell
Hadleigh Castle  For sale
£1510
Study for a reconstruction of the...
Alan Sorrell
Study for a reconstruction of the...  For sale
£960
Self Portrait in Graduation Gown
Alan Sorrell
Self Portrait in Graduation Gown  For sale
£1500
Portrait of the architect Thornton...
Alan Sorrell
Portrait of the architect Thornton...  For sale
£570
Study for 'Court of the Worshipful...
Alan Sorrell
Study for 'Court of the Worshipful...  For sale
£740
Murals for the canteen of John D....
Alan Sorrell
Murals for the canteen of John D....  For sale 
Farm in Iceland, circa  1936
Alan Sorrell
Farm in Iceland, circa 1936  For sale
£475
Study for Murals for the canteen of...
Alan Sorrell
Study for Murals for the canteen of...  For sale
£520
WW2, Interior of an RAF dormitory
Alan Sorrell
WW2, Interior of an RAF dormitory  For sale
£940
Study for People Seeking After Wisdom
Alan Sorrell
Study for People Seeking After Wisdom  For sale
£1950
Mawgan Porth 1916, Cornwall
Alan Sorrell
Mawgan Porth 1916, Cornwall  For sale
£990
The Ramesseum Thebes, 1962
Alan Sorrell
The Ramesseum Thebes, 1962  For sale
£385
The Lake of Albano and Monte Cavo, 1928
Alan Sorrell
The Lake of Albano and Monte Cavo, 1928  For sale
£2090
Hadleigh Castle from the West, c. 1936
Alan Sorrell
Hadleigh Castle from the West, c. 1936  For sale
£1100
Thors Mead, 1947
Alan Sorrell
Thors Mead, 1947  For sale
£1050
Studies of Mr Turner
Alan Sorrell
Studies of Mr Turner  For sale
£690
Study for a Book jacket design, c. 1920
Alan Sorrell
Study for a Book jacket design, c. 1920  For sale
£1200
Tea time, 1926
Alan Sorrell
Tea time, 1926  For sale
£1320
Sheet of studies of an illustminated...
Alan Sorrell
Sheet of studies of an illustminated...  For sale
£630
Book jacket design,c. 1920,
Alan Sorrell
Book jacket design,c. 1920,  For sale
£695
Book jacket design,  early 1920s
Alan Sorrell
Book jacket design, early 1920s  For sale
£1540
Vignette with model houses
Alan Sorrell
Vignette with model houses  For sale
£300
 part 2
Alan Sorrell
part 2  For sale
£350
Portrait , circa 1927
Alan Sorrell
Portrait , circa 1927  For sale
£460
Dejeuner sur l'herbe
Alan Sorrell
Dejeuner sur l'herbe  For sale
£720
Study for 'St Richard starts out on...
Alan Sorrell
Study for 'St Richard starts out on...  For sale
£660
Study for war composition, carly 1940's
Alan Sorrell
Study for war composition, carly 1940's  For sale
£520
The artists wife picking apples
Alan Sorrell
The artists wife picking apples  For sale
£430
June 12 1933, Kensington Gardens
Alan Sorrell
June 12 1933, Kensington Gardens  For sale
£430
View from the Roman Forum, 1937
Alan Sorrell
View from the Roman Forum, 1937  For sale
£720
Cyprus Tree
Alan Sorrell
Cyprus Tree  For sale
£660
Beach Scene
Alan Sorrell
Beach Scene  For sale
£480
Study after Raphael, circa 1929
Alan Sorrell
Study after Raphael, circa 1929  For sale
£430
Study for People Seeking After Wisdom
Alan Sorrell
Study for People Seeking After Wisdom  For sale
£785
South Harting, August 1929
Alan Sorrell
South Harting, August 1929  For sale
£1070
Figures planting a tree
Alan Sorrell
Figures planting a tree  For sale
£460
Study for The Traveller
Alan Sorrell
Study for The Traveller  For sale
£460
A modern church builidng at Hadleigh
Alan Sorrell
A modern church builidng at Hadleigh  For sale
£550
Study for The Long Journey, 1936
Alan Sorrell
Study for The Long Journey, 1936  For sale
£2950
Through the Valley
Alan Sorrell
Through the Valley  For sale
£3700
The Evening Signal, 1940
Alan Sorrell
The Evening Signal, 1940  For sale 
Self Portrait
Alan Sorrell
Self Portrait  For sale 
Study for Marching Gun Range and...
Alan Sorrell
Study for Marching Gun Range and...  For sale 
Study for Watch Office
Alan Sorrell
Study for Watch Office  For sale 
Sketch for An Aerial View of a...
Alan Sorrell
Sketch for An Aerial View of a...  For sale 
Study for An Aerial View of a...
Alan Sorrell
Study for An Aerial View of a...  For sale 
May Morning
Alan Sorrell
May Morning  For sale 
RAF encampment
Alan Sorrell
RAF encampment  For sale 
A confusion of symbols, June 24, ’39
Alan Sorrell
A confusion of symbols, June 24, ’39  For sale 
The Long Journey, 1936
Alan Sorrell
The Long Journey, 1936  Privately held 
Sketch for examination competition
Alan Sorrell
Sketch for examination competition  Privately held 
Self Portrait, nov 1928
Alan Sorrell
Self Portrait, nov 1928  Privately held 
Study for People Seeking After Wisdom
Alan Sorrell
Study for People Seeking After Wisdom  Privately held 
Rochester, (windy day) c. 1918-20
Alan Sorrell
Rochester, (windy day) c. 1918-20  Sold 
Stambridge Mill near Rochford
Alan Sorrell
Stambridge Mill near Rochford  Sold 
An Assyrian Lion Hunt
Alan Sorrell
An Assyrian Lion Hunt  Sold 
Study for The Trembling Earth, 1946
Alan Sorrell
Study for The Trembling Earth, 1946  Sold 
Study for a reconstruction of a...
Alan Sorrell
Study for a reconstruction of a...  Sold 
Study for 'A Burial Ceremony at...
Alan Sorrell
Study for 'A Burial Ceremony at...  Sold 
Landscape (inscribed “Snowdon from...
Alan Sorrell
Landscape (inscribed “Snowdon from...  Sold 
Self portrait, circa 1925
Alan Sorrell
Self portrait, circa 1925  Sold 
Study with Shasta Daisies in a Blue...
Alan Sorrell
Study with Shasta Daisies in a Blue...  Sold 
Self Portrait
Alan Sorrell
Self Portrait  Sold 
Study for A Land Fit for Heroes, 1936
Alan Sorrell
Study for A Land Fit for Heroes, 1936  Sold 
Roman Caerwent - sketch for a...
Alan Sorrell
Roman Caerwent - sketch for a...  Sold 
Reconstruction drawing: Roman Londinium
Alan Sorrell
Reconstruction drawing: Roman Londinium  Sold 
Roman Silchester
Alan Sorrell
Roman Silchester  Sold 
Design for Norman Britain book jacket
Alan Sorrell
Design for Norman Britain book jacket  Sold 
Study for The Nelson Bar
Alan Sorrell
Study for The Nelson Bar  Sold 
Study in two sheets for 'Working Boats'
Alan Sorrell
Study in two sheets for 'Working Boats'  Sold 
Men Sandbagging, 1939
Alan Sorrell
Men Sandbagging, 1939  Sold 
Working Boats from Around the...
Alan Sorrell
Working Boats from Around the...  Sold 
The Postman, sept 1931
Alan Sorrell
The Postman, sept 1931  Sold 
Old Sarum Cathedral Wiltshire
Alan Sorrell
Old Sarum Cathedral Wiltshire  Sold 
Rochester, c. 1918-20
Alan Sorrell
Rochester, c. 1918-20  Sold 
Sudanese Express Passing Abu Simbel
Alan Sorrell
Sudanese Express Passing Abu Simbel  Sold 
The Artist in the Campagna, ca 1931
Alan Sorrell
The Artist in the Campagna, ca 1931  Sold 
Train in a Landscape
Alan Sorrell
Train in a Landscape  Sold 
RAF Camp, circa 1944
Alan Sorrell
RAF Camp, circa 1944  Sold 
RAF Camp in the Woods
Alan Sorrell
RAF Camp in the Woods  Sold 
RAF Camp, signed and dated 1940,
Alan Sorrell
RAF Camp, signed and dated 1940,  Sold 
Study for the North arch of St...
Alan Sorrell
Study for the North arch of St...  Sold 
The Appian Way, 1932
Alan Sorrell
The Appian Way, 1932  Sold 
Arum lilies
Alan Sorrell
Arum lilies  Sold 
The Trembling Earth
Alan Sorrell
The Trembling Earth  Sold 
Reconstruction of Harlech Castle, 1970
Alan Sorrell
Reconstruction of Harlech Castle, 1970  Sold 
The Beach at Southend, circa 1950
Alan Sorrell
The Beach at Southend, circa 1950  Sold 
Walton-on-The-Naze 1952 (Richard in...
Alan Sorrell
Walton-on-The-Naze 1952 (Richard in...  Sold 
Istanbul
Alan Sorrell
Istanbul  Sold 
Near River's Corner Daw's Heath
Alan Sorrell
Near River's Corner Daw's Heath  Sold 
Rayleigh, Essex, circa 1948
Alan Sorrell
Rayleigh, Essex, circa 1948  Sold 
Early Self-Portrait, mid  1920's
Alan Sorrell
Early Self-Portrait, mid 1920's  Sold 
Self-Portrait, late 1930s
Alan Sorrell
Self-Portrait, late 1930s  Sold 
Essex landscape panoramic view
Alan Sorrell
Essex landscape panoramic view  Sold 
Rebuilding a bomb damaged site
Alan Sorrell
Rebuilding a bomb damaged site  Sold 
The Artist's paint-box and sketching...
Alan Sorrell
The Artist's paint-box and sketching...  Sold 
Processing the Catch
Alan Sorrell
Processing the Catch  Sold 
Village in Iceland, circa 1934
Alan Sorrell
Village in Iceland, circa 1934  Sold 
Conway
Alan Sorrell
Conway  Sold 
View of Hadleigh Castle, c. 1918-20
Alan Sorrell
View of Hadleigh Castle, c. 1918-20  Sold 
Self Portrait (Illustration for The...
Alan Sorrell
Self Portrait (Illustration for The...  Sold 
Commercial art studio work, c. 1920
Alan Sorrell
Commercial art studio work, c. 1920  Sold 
Portrait of Rosalie Brill , BSR period,
Alan Sorrell
Portrait of Rosalie Brill , BSR period,  Sold 
Study for St. Richard sets out upon...
Alan Sorrell
Study for St. Richard sets out upon...  Sold 
The South Downs at Jevington
Alan Sorrell
The South Downs at Jevington  Sold 
Benvenuto Cellini Escaping from Rome
Alan Sorrell
Benvenuto Cellini Escaping from Rome  Sold 
Tourists at The Teatro Olimpico
Alan Sorrell
Tourists at The Teatro Olimpico  Sold 
illutration for I Promesi Sposi
Alan Sorrell
illutration for I Promesi Sposi  Sold 
Procession: Rome, 1931
Alan Sorrell
Procession: Rome, 1931  Sold 
Study for The Arrival of the First...
Alan Sorrell
Study for The Arrival of the First...  Sold 
Self-Portrait
Alan Sorrell
Self-Portrait  Sold 
The Dark Wood
Alan Sorrell
The Dark Wood  Sold 
Study for People Seeking After Wisdom
Alan Sorrell
Study for People Seeking After Wisdom  Sold 
Study for People Seeking After Wisdom
Alan Sorrell
Study for People Seeking After Wisdom  Sold 
Rome, August 1937
Alan Sorrell
Rome, August 1937  Sold 
Near Southend, ciirca 1950
Alan Sorrell
Near Southend, ciirca 1950  Sold 
Landscape, 1946
Alan Sorrell
Landscape, 1946  Sold 
Study of an arm, BSR period
Alan Sorrell
Study of an arm, BSR period  Sold 
Study of a model (clothed and nude)
Alan Sorrell
Study of a model (clothed and nude)  Sold 
Portrait of Reginald Brill
Alan Sorrell
Portrait of Reginald Brill  Sold 
Sheet of figure studies, circa 1929
Alan Sorrell
Sheet of figure studies, circa 1929  Sold 
Tourists and running  children at...
Alan Sorrell
Tourists and running children at...  Sold 
The Beach at Bournemouth
Alan Sorrell
The Beach at Bournemouth  Sold 
Beach Scene
Alan Sorrell
Beach Scene  Sold 
Cloud study by night
Alan Sorrell
Cloud study by night  Sold 
Landscape, Peloponnisis
Alan Sorrell
Landscape, Peloponnisis  Sold 
A Land Fit for Heroes, 1936
Alan Sorrell
A Land Fit for Heroes, 1936  Sold 
A Cavern in the Clouds, 1944
Alan Sorrell
A Cavern in the Clouds, 1944  Sold 
Thingvellir, Iceland, 1936
Alan Sorrell
Thingvellir, Iceland, 1936  Sold