Don’t miss this twice-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

Modern British Art Gallery are excited to be offering for sale the remaining works for sale from the Evelyn Dunbar (1906-1960) estate. These will be presented in a series of 11 campaigns of various themes including Wartime Works, Studies for Major Paintings and Figure Studies & Nudes. Prices will vary from £100 to £5,000 and are sold as seen – studio fresh with surface dirt, some tears and uneven edges…

Back in 2015, Liss Llewellyn was delighted to collaborate with Pallant House Gallery in presenting Evelyn Dunbar: The Lost Works, after the discovery in an attic, of a cache of previously unrecorded works by the artist. The exhibition was a huge success drawing record visitor numbers and huge media coverage in the National Press and Television (including the Antiques Road Show and BBC news).

In 2020 a second group of works was discovered – this time in an outbuilding which was being cleared during the Covid lockdown. This second discovery – which has put pains to our original assertion that the work from the attic was ‘a once-in-a-lifetime find‘ – adds an additional 200 works on paper to Dunbar’s oeuvre. The sketches include preparatory studies for some of her most celebrated works: St Thomas’ Hospital in Evacuation Quarters (1942: Imperial War Museum) and A 1944 Pastoral: Land Girls Pruning at East Malling (1945: Manchester Art Gallery) – and shed light on her working practices. We are delighted to announce that a series of sketchbooks from the find has been acquired by Oxford Brookes University which will be holding a seminar on Dunbar on April 22nd.

11 of these works, each representing a theme from this series of campaigns, are on sale now!

Works FEATURED in this Exhibition

SKU: 11097

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Sketch for the dust cover for A Farm Dictionary (Derek Chapman, Evans Brothers, London, 1953
SKU: 6744

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Studies for Faith, Hope and Charity, an unrealised allegorical painting [HMO 699]


SKU: 11493

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Study for personification of June for Country Life 1938 Gardener’s Diary, subsequently not used.
SKU: 10079

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Drawing of Cyclamen neapolitanum and Cyclamen Coüm for Gardeners’ Choice, 1937


SKU: 11103

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Pencil sketch for Portrait of an Airwoman, 1944


SKU: 10208

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Study for vignette for Gardeners’ Choice (Routledge, London, 1937)
SKU: 11059

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Studies of Leaves, 1930’s


SKU: 10185

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Study of a young unidentified woman looking into a mirror.


SKU: 11095

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Portrait of an Unidentified Man, c.1925