Studies for various Women’s Land Army activities, including Singling Turnips [HMO 313]
Framed (ref: 6725)
Pencil and pen & ink on paper. 15 x 22 in. (38 x 55.8 cm)
Provenance: Roger Folley; Alasdair Dunbar; Hammer Mill Oast Collection
Exhibited: Evelyn Dunbar - The Lost Works, Pallant House Gallery, October 2015 - February 2016, cat 88. WW2 - War Pictures by British Artists, Morley College London, 28 October-23 November 2016, cat 108. Literature: Evelyn Dunbar - The Lost Works, eds Sacha Llewellyn & Paul Liss, July 2015, cat. 88, page 136; WW2 - War Pictures by British Artists, eds Sacha Llewellyn & Paul Liss, July 2016, cat 108, page 152. For Dunbar World War 2 offered new opportunities to explore the relationship between people and the natural world. In pictures examining how the war effort affected the home front, we see Dunbar move out of the realm of the domestic garden and into the productive world of farming. As well as demonstrating Dunbar’s occasional experimentation with new painting techniques, these pictures sometimes served a didactic purpose in showing the correct ways of undertaking manual tasks.
We are grateful to Christopher Campbell-Howes for assistance.