Sketch of a woman carrying pot plants
Framed (ref: 9019)
Pen and ink, paper laid on card. 8¼ x 6¼ in. (21 x 15.9 cm)
Provenance: Roger Folley; Alasdair Dunbar; Hammer Mill Oast Collection
This and similar images of a woman carrying plants in pots appear frequently in Dunbar’s sketches from the period 1945-52, as though she was striving to revive her pre-war images of female figures associated with the Nature’s bounty. However, nothing seems to have developed from this sketch, done in the Indian ink she favoured in her immediate post-war years, perhaps as a result of its renewed availability after wartime shortages.
We are grateful to Christopher Campbell-Howes for assistance.