Evelyn Dunbar (1906-1960):
Florence in the garden at The Cedars, c.1938
Framed (ref: 11128)
Oil on canvas 12 x 18.1 in. (30.5 x 46 cm)
Provenance: Alec Dunbar, the artist's brother; Alisdair Dunbar, the artist's nephew; Dudley Wiggins; Sarah Hill
Literature: Llewellyn, Sacha, and Paul Liss. Portrait of an Artist. Liss Llewellyn, 2021, p.132.
Florence, Evelyn's mother, was a gifted and devotedly hard-working gardener. She features frequently in Evelyn’s studies of The Cedars garden, wearing the same jacket. She waits patiently for Spring filling in the time knitting. Florence thus takes on the Biblical mantle, so frequently underlying Evelyn’s work, of the partnership between mankind and the Creator: the creator promises the earth and thereby man’s survival in return for mankind’s undertaking to look after it with intelligence, industry and love.
We are grateful to Christopher Campbell Howes for assistance