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!