Evelyn Dunbar: Strawberry Cottage, East Sussex, 1939 - on Evelyn Dunbar, The Lost Works

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Evelyn Dunbar:
Strawberry Cottage, East Sussex, 1939

Framed (ref: 8734)

Oil on canvas

18 x 24 in. (46 x 61 cm)

Tags: Evelyn Dunbar oil architecture farms/domestic animals Garden landscape 2.dunbar 2022 Garden Museum



Provenance: With the artist until 1961; given by Roger Folley to Inez Challis.


Literature: Christopher Campbell-Howes, 'Evelyn Dunbar: A Life in Painting', 2016, p. 234, fig. 188, 'Strawberry Cottage Vegetable Garden', 1938/39 Other Notes: Strawberry Cottage, Hurst Green, was one of the homes of Evelyn Dunbar's aunt, Clara Cowling. Evelyn would often stay with her in the late 1930's and paint in the garden.Strawberry Cottage was painted in (probably) 1939 while Evelyn was staying, as she often did, with her aunt Clara Cowling at Hurst Green, near Tunbridge Wells. This  painting stayed in her studio until 1960/61, when Roger gave it to his second wife Carol’s aunt, Inez Challis.  


Exhibited: Sanctuary, Artist-Gardeners, 1919-39, Garden Museum, London, 25th February – 5 April, 2020

Literature: Christopher Woodward, Sanctuary: Artist-Gardeners, 1919–1939, published by Liss Llewellyn, 2020


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