Portrait of Jessie Dunbar, c.1925 [HMO 790]
Unmounted (ref: 6679)
Watercolour on paper
9 x 9 in. (22.8 x 22.8 cm.)
Tags: Evelyn Dunbar watercolour portraits Dunbar catalogue
Provenance: Roger Folley; Alasdair Dunbar; Hammer Mill Oast Collection
Exhibited: Evelyn Dunbar - The Lost Works, Pallant House Gallery, October 2015 - February 2016, cat 9.
Literature: Evelyn Dunbar - The Lost Works, Sacha Llewellyn & Paul Liss, July 2015, cat. 9, page 42.
Jessie was the older of Evelyn’s two sisters and of her siblings the one who modelled for her most often. She is invariably seen in profile because she suffered from a strabismus
which she felt disfigured her.