The Cedars, the Dunbar family home in Strood, Rochester from 1924-1946 (HMO 767)
Framed (ref: 6303)
Oil on canvas
22 x 18 in. (56 x 46 cm)
Tags: Evelyn Dunbar oil 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 no. 8.
Literature: Evelyn Dunbar - The Lost Works, Sacha Llewellyn & Paul Liss, July 2015, cat. 8, page 41.
Dunbar probably painted this early study of The Cedars shortly after her father
William Dunbar bought it in 1924. The tower was equipped as a studio to be
shared by his wife Florence, an indefatigable amateur painter of floral still lifes,
and by Evelyn, then 17. An early photograph of The Cedars appears in the
Chronology at the end of this catalogue. The house is still standing, although
bereft of its former dignity. What was the garden is now a housing estate.