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ELIZABETH SORRELL RWS (1916-1991)
Signed and dated '69
34.50 x 52.00cm (13.58 x 20.47 inches)
Commissioned by Mrs Peggy Rooper, 1969.
London, Royal Watercolour Society, Autumn Exhibition, 1969;
Chelmsford Museum and Art Gallery, Sorrell Family Retrospective Exhibition, 1975.
A painter, designer and teacher, Sorrell was born at New Skelton-in-Cleveland, Yorkshire and studied at Eastbourne School of Art and at the Royal College of Art. She went on to teach in several art colleges and worked as a designer of wallpapers and fabrics, designing for the British Industries Fair and Ideal Home Exhibitions. She exhibited at the New English Art Club and Royal Academy. She is represented in the collection of the Tate Gallery.
This watercolour is accompanied by four letters from the artist discussing the original 1969 commission and the subsequent loan of the picture to the Chelmsford exhibition of 1975.
Stock Code: 828