Evelyn Dunbar (1906-1960)

The rediscovery of this important collection of works by Evelyn Dunbar is a particularly engaging story. When in September 2012 the BBC Antiques Roadshow was held at Cawdor Castle, amongst the dolls, items of furniture and bric-a-brac that were brought by the queues of people waiting in the inevitable rain was a painting by Dunbar. It was the kind of moment that the television producers must cherish. The Neo-Romantic painting entitled ìAutumn and the Poetî (1960) had been brought to the roadshow by a relation of the artist and after it was appraised by Rupert Maas before the cameras it was sold and subsequently donated, through the initiative of LISS LLEWELLYN, to Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Art Gallery. Ordinarily this outcome might have been the happy ending to a story, but in this case it was only the beginning. None of the works in the collection had previously been recorded, and so it is a remarkable discovery underpinning her position as one of the most significant female figurative artists working in Britain during the twentieth century.

To requests a copy of this catalogue please email anton@modernbritishartgallery.com.

Works Featured in this catalogue

SKU: 11974

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Pruning in the Orchard

£1,575.00

SKU: 11100

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Royal College of Art Sketch Club Annual Summer Camp, 1930

£1,900.00

SKU: 11944

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Sketch for Opportunity, 1936

£550.00

SKU: 11943

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Schematic plan for An English Calendar, 1938

£925.00

SKU: 11942

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Various sketches including Putti playing instruments, 1937

£450.00

SKU: 11941

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Boys at play, 1933

£450.00

SKU: 11938

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Sketches for A Farm Dictionary (Evans Bros., London, 1953)

£550.00

SKU: 11614

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Seated Nude Study

£325.00

SKU: 11934

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Letterhead proof for The Children’s Shop c. 1950

£385.00

SKU: 11925

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Study for a Christmas card design, 1942 [HMO 340]

£295.00

SKU: 11922

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Studies of Young Girl

£650.00

SKU: 11921

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Study of Dipsacus fullonum (common teasel)

£495.00

SKU: 11918

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Fashion studies

£695.00

SKU: 11917

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

House and Garden – Greetings to you!

£325.00

SKU: 11916

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Basket with Fruit and Flowers (2)

£325.00

SKU: 11914

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Drawing of Carved Oak Buffet, 19th Century

£325.00

SKU: 11912

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Illustration 2 for A Farm Dictionary

£395.00

SKU: 11911

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Figures for Farm Dictionary Illustration

£495.00

SKU: 11612

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Standing Nude Studies

£450.00

SKU: 11642

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Woman Sewing c.1925

£325.00

SKU: 11636

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Sketches of clarinets

£280.00

SKU: 11631

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Sketch for Bedtime, c.1926

£425.00

SKU: 11630

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Story Time, c.1926

£750.00

SKU: 11627

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Fancy Dress Ball, 1926

£1,475.00

SKU: 11625

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Service! c. 1924

£255.00

SKU: 11623

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Laddie, The Intruder, c.1923

£900.00

SKU: 11622

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

What fools…c.1926

£685.00

SKU: 11621

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Portrait of William Dunbar, 1922

£895.00

Reserved
SKU: 11615

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Unidentified Woman with Parrot Brooch, c. 1927
SKU: 11613

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Reclining Male Nude Study

£490.00

SKU: 11611

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Head and Shoulders Male Study

£475.00

SKU: 11609

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

April Fool!

£480.00

SKU: 11513

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Artist Sketching

£700.00

SKU: 11514

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

View over fields

£975.00

SKU: 11515

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

View across farm buildings

£1,375.00

SKU: 11524

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Girl Playing the Banjo

£525.00

SKU: 11508

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Sacred Music on Sundays’

£295.00

SKU: 11509

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Farm Illustration 4

£375.00

SKU: 11511

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Landscape 1

£700.00

SKU: 11512

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Landscape 2

£975.00

SKU: 11488

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Unidentified Design

£250.00

SKU: 11489

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Design for a Christmas Card

£250.00

SKU: 11491

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Sketch for An English Calendar 1938

£495.00

SKU: 11494

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Unidentified study, c.1956

£775.00

SKU: 11497

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Florence Dunbar Peeling Apples c.1922

£300.00

SKU: 11501

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Christmas Tree in a pot

£350.00

Private
SKU: 11503

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Speciality Dancers
SKU: 11506

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Sketches and motifs for a Christmas card design, 1946

£575.00

SKU: 11507

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Illustration for A Farm Dictionary

£450.00

SKU: 11482

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Study for Seated Woman reading

£250.00

SKU: 11483

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Study for Seated Woman

£250.00

SKU: 11486

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Sketch for Joseph in Prison, 1947

£600.00

SKU: 11468

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Seated Nude Study 2

£350.00

SKU: 11469

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Nude Study of Woman Sitting

£600.00

SKU: 11474

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Nude Study with Hand on Hip

£200.00

SKU: 11475

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Seated Nude Study 1

£275.00

SKU: 11477

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Sketches of two Land Girls featuring in Men Stooking and Girls Learning to Stook. Pencil 1940

£375.00

SKU: 11478

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Sketches for the personification of April for the Country Life 1938 Gardener’s Diary.

£580.00

SKU: 11480

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Portrait

£375.00

SKU: 11453

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Farming Sketch

£375.00

SKU: 11455

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Plant studies, probably in connection with Country Life 1938 Gardener’s Diary.

£225.00

SKU: 11456

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Flowers study

£195.00

SKU: 11459

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Flower Study

£380.00

SKU: 11460

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Various Figure Studies including a Ballerina

£500.00

SKU: 11461

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Nude Study with artist at work

£350.00

SKU: 11462

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Nude Figure Studies

£300.00

SKU: 11464

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Chalk Nude Study with Sketching Figure in Foreground

£300.00

SKU: 11466

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Sitting Nude Study with Umbrella

£200.00

SKU: 11448

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Wheelbarrow Study

£280.00

SKU: 11452

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Studies for A Farm Dictionary (Evans Brothers, London) 1953

£365.00

SKU: 11440

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Portrait sketch of unidentified WAAF officer, 1944

£800.00

SKU: 11442

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Studies for Standing by on Train 21.

£350.00

SKU: 11443

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

The horse gin

£325.00

SKU: 11444

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Farmer with Shoulder Yolk – Study for Farm Dictionary

£325.00

SKU: 11445

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Prune’

£300.00

SKU: 11447

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

‘Bottle, Bowl, Box’

£285.00

SKU: 11103

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Pencil sketch for Portrait of an Airwoman, 1944

£1,500.00

SKU: 11095

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Portrait of a Musician, 1924

£995.00

SKU: 11096

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Ring-a-ring-a-rosies

£880.00

SKU: 11086

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Trenching or double-digging, 1938

£525.00

SKU: 11088

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

A diagrammatic explanation of trenching or double digging

£1,750.00

SKU: 11089

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Cape Capers!

£350.00

SKU: 11075

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

The Harvest of Hay, 1954

£1,600.00

SKU: 11074

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Nude standing with hand on thigh

£1,500.00

SKU: 11066

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Portrait Sketch of a Friend

£300.00

SKU: 11068

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Four studies of a nude standing leaning against a partition

£975.00

SKU: 11064

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Hop-picking, sketch for Farming Weekly, March 1954.

£1,600.00

SKU: 11057

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Study of a WAAF at RAF Gravesend, 1944

£975.00

SKU: 11050

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Sketches of men and women involved in various activities, of unknown purpose or destination

£500.00

SKU: 11047

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Sheet of unconnected sketches. Pencil, crayon c.1954

£2,000.00

SKU: 11049

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Potato Harvesting, 1954

£1,600.00

SKU: 10457

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

The garden of The Elms, 1956

£1,450.00

SKU: 10456

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

The Garden at the Elms, Winter, 1956

£1,950.00

SKU: 10241

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Study for Gardener’s Choice: Himalayan Primrose with vignettes of a gardener to the margins

£975.00

SKU: 10242

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Study of landworkers at Sparsholt

£1,000.00

SKU: 10243

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Life Class with full-length female nude in profile

£750.00

SKU: 10240

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Sketches of children in various poses.

£1,100.00

SKU: 10233

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

December for the Country Life 1938 Gardener’s Diary

£2,350.00

SKU: 10234

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Study for July, preparatory drawing for Gardener’s DIary

£1,250.00

SKU: 10226

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Preliminary study for Mercatora

£385.00