Preliminary sketches for the ‘supporters’ at either end of the Hilly Fields mural frieze at Brockley School
Framed (ref: 7938)
Pen and wash 15 x 22 in. (38.1 x 55.8 cm)
Provenance: Roger Folley; Alasdair Dunbar; Hammer Mill Oast Collection. no 444
Exhibited: Evelyn Dunbar - The Lost Works, Pallant House Gallery, October 2015 - February 2016 Literature: Evelyn Dunbar - The Lost Works, eds Sacha Llewellyn & Paul Liss, July 2015; Evelyn Dunbar: A Life in Painting, Christopher Campbell-Howes, October 2016, Chapter 3. Having completed the school hall panels, Dunbar undertook a mural panorama of Hilly Fields, the area around Brockley School. At each end of her 12 metre mural she placed allegorical female ‘bookend’ figures, modelled, as in in this preliminary study, by her sisters Jessie and Marjorie. As is often typical in Dunbar’s sheets of sketches, other objects, like the kettle, have no connection with the main subject.
We are grateful to Christopher Campbell-Howes for assistance.