Alan Sorrell Up in the Morning Early: RAF Camp 1941 1942

Artwork details

Artist
Alan Sorrell 1904–1974
Title
Up in the Morning Early: RAF Camp 1941
Date 1942
Medium Graphite and gouache on paper
Dimensions Support: 349 x 381 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the War Artists Advisory Committee 1946
Reference
N05730
Not on display

Catalogue entry

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).

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II

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