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Evelyn Dunbar (1906-1960):
An illustration for an unidentified children’s story
Framed (ref: 8798)
Pen and ink, gouache
10¾ x 8 in. (27.3 x 20.3 cm)
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Provenance: Roger Folley; Alasdair Dunbar; Hammer Mill Oast Collection
Nothing is known about this pen, ink and gouache study of two children, a boy carrying a girl. In the absence of any other indication it is 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.