Evelyn Dunbar (1906-1960):
Framed (ref: 1363)
Thinned oil on paper, with scratching out, 10 1/4 x 15 in. (26 x 38 cm.)
In a gilded and natural wood flat section frame, glazed
painting, which belonged to Charles Mahoney, is likely to date to the 1930’s
when Dunbar and Mahoney collaborated together on the Brockley School Murals,
(1932-36) and Gardener’s Choice, (1937). The arrangement of tulips in the middle foreground
and cart seen on the right hand side are characteristic of
The pinky-yellow palette has much in common with Mahoney’s work of the period, and setting, especially the stone and brick wall in the foreground and the Almshouses in the background are reminiscent of Oak Cottage in Wrotham where Mahoney lived and worked.
We are grateful to Elizabeth Bulkeley and Dr Gill Clarke for assistance.