Evelyn Dunbar (1906-1960):
Woman and child seated on a bed
Framed (ref: 8796)
Pen and ink, wash. 6¾ x 8 in. (17.2 x 20.3 cm)
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Provenance: Roger Folley; Alasdair Dunbar; Hammer Mill Oast Collection
Nothing is known about this slightly haunting pen, ink and wash study of a woman and child seated on a bed. In the absence of any other indication it’s likely to be an illustration for a children’s story of the type Dunbar produced - and sometimes wrote - in the years between leaving school and taking up full-time study at the Royal College of Art. This would date it to 1925-29.
We are grateful to Christopher Campbell-Howes for assistance.