The Appian Way, 1932
Mounted (ref: 3777)
Signed and dated
Pencil, ink and gouache on paper, 51.5 x 65.5 cm (20 1/4 x 25 3/4 in.)
Tags: Alan Sorrell gouache allegory British School of Rome landscape
Provenance: The artist's son, Richard Sorrell
Exhibited: Sir John Soane's Museum, 25 October 2013 - 25 January 2014, Alan Sorrell: A Life Reconstructed.
Literature: Sacha Llewellyn & Richard Sorrell (ed), Alan Sorrell; the Life and Works of an English Neo-Romantic Artist, (Bristol: Sansom & Co.) 2013, p 58-59.
A memory of the ancient Via Appia that leads out of Rome, bordered by classical Roman tombs and cypresses - as imagined in moonlight. This is the same road by which Benvenuto Cellini made his escape.