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N05730 UP IN THE MORNING EARLY: R.A.F. CAMP 1941 1942
Inscr. ‘Alan Sorrell’ 42.' b.r.
Tempera on paper, 13 3/4×15 (35×38).
Presented by the War Artist's Advisory Committee 1946.
Exh: National War Pictures, R.A., October–November 1945 (942).
This is a reminiscence of the R.A.F. Camp at Bridgnorth, Shropshire, where the artist was in training for some weeks; the largest figure in the foreground is a self-portrait (letter from the artist, 7 August 1957).
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II