Singling Turnips, 1943
Framed (ref: 6730)
Oil on canvas
20 x 30 in. ( 50.8 x 76.2 cm)
Tags: Evelyn Dunbar oil allegory war women work 2.dunbar 2022 WW2 bis
Provenance: Private collection courtesy England & Co Gallery, London
Exhibited: Evelyn Dunbar - The Lost Works, Pallant House Gallery, October 2015 - February 2016, cat 94.
WW2 - War Pictures by British Artists, Morley College London, 28 October -23 November 2016, cat 109.
Literature: Evelyn Dunbar - The Lost Works, Sacha Llewellyn & Paul Liss, July 2015, cat. 94, pages 139-141.
WW2 - War Pictures by British Artists, Edited by Sacha Llewellyn & Paul Liss, July 2016, cat 109, page 152.
This study of teams of Land Girls thinning turnips was painted in the spring of 1943. The setting is a farm in Berwickshire, close to where the artist’s husband Roger Folley was undergoing night-fighter navigation training at RAF Charter Hall.
Curiously, the order of singling is in direct contradiction to that illustrated by Dunbar in A Book of Farmcraft.