Modern British Art by Evelyn Dunbar: Basement Garden, circa 1937 (HMO 787) |


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Evelyn Dunbar:
Basement Garden, circa 1937 (HMO 787)

Framed (ref: 6289)
Oil on canvas

10 1/4 x 12 in. (26 x 30 cm.)


Provenance: Provenance: Roger Folley; Alasdair Dunbar; Hammer Mill Oast Collection 787

A different  version of this painting is in Sheffield Graves Gallery. 1937

Evelyn Dunbar clearly shared Dorothy Gurney’s vision and sentiments regarding
gardens. In one of Dunbar’s many letters to Mahoney she described how her ‘little patch
is beginning to form itself (with our help) into a lovely place, I think, and with all the
new things, will be a perfect heaven of varied greys and greens and aromatic odours.’
(September 1933). Painting and gardening were twin passions to her and in pursuit of
both she exercised a strong degree of control laying out her garden with the same care
and precision she exercised when laying out her palette.

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