The Dunbar family in the Garden at The Cedars, (Version 2 - Spring), [HMO 74]
Framed (ref: 6674)
Pencil and oil on paper.
Provenance: Roger Folley; Alasdair Dunbar; Hammer Mill Oast Collection
Exhibited: Evelyn Dunbar - The Lost Works, Pallant House Gallery, October 2015 - February 2016 cat no. 2. Literature: Evelyn Dunbar - The Lost Works, eds Sacha Llewellyn & Paul Liss, July 2015, cat. 2, page 34: Evelyn Dunbar: A Life in Painting, Christopher Campbell-Howes, October 2016, page 49. This composition depicts William Dunbar, Evelyn’s father, showing eggs to Evelyn’s mother Florence. Marjorie, Evelyn’s sister, is in the foreground (wearing a blazer) while her brothers Alec and Ronald are seen on the path on the left-hand side. Evelyn is playing badminton with her sister Jessie in the background. Florence Dunbar is shown symbolically in front of a mulberry tree, suggesting that in time she might become a sort of matriarch to her children’s children. In fact all the Dunbar siblings died childless except Alec, who had one son, Alasdair, who died in 2015.
We are grateful to Christopher Campbell-Howes for assistance.