Vignette design of a woman hammering in a stake for Gardeners’ Choice
Framed (ref: 6890)
Unique printed galley proof. 2¾ x 4 in. (7 x 10.2 cm)
Provenance: The Artist's Estate
Literature: Gardeners’ Choice, by Evelyn Dunbar and Charles Mahoney, with a previously unpublished preface by Edward Bawden and with a new afterword by Christopher Campbell-Howes, Persephone Books, London 2015. The hobble-skirted and elegant lady seen here (on page 39 of Gardener’s Choice) hammering in a stake to support some straying black-eyed susans (or similar) is hardly Florence Dunbar, who dressed entirely appropriately for the garden. Maybe she is a neighbour.
We are grateful to Christopher Campbell-Howes for assistance.