London, South Kensington
12 December 2001
Oliver Twist, 1948
A watercolour and gouache production sketch by John Bryan, signed, depicting Bill Sykes and the Artful Dodger in the shadowy backstreets of London -- 29x35in. (73.7x89cm.) framed
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This artwork evokes the menacing feel of the backstreets and slums of London haunted by Fagin and his gang of boy pickpockets led by the Artful Dodger. Directed by David Lean, Alec Guinness gave a memorable performance as Fagin.
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