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Evelyn Dunbar:
Sleeping Beauty, 10 minute sketch, c.1928 (HMO 786)

Unframed (ref: 6286)
Inscribed in pencil recto, probably by Jessie Dunbar, with title
Oil on canvas 
19 x 13 in. (48 x 33 cm)

 


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


Exhibited: Evelyn Dunbar - The Lost Works, Pallant House Gallery, October 2015 - February 2016, cat no 12.

Literature: Evelyn Dunbar - The Lost Works, Sacha Llewellyn & Paul Liss, July 2015, cat. 12, page 44.

This is a portrait of the artist’s father, asleep after lunch, William Dunbar, a crofter’s son from Cromdale, Morayshire, took advantage
of an 1870s apprenticeship scheme for young Scots and bound himself to a Reading tailor. He prospered, bought the business
and eventually sold it prior to setting up a similar business in the Medway Valley in 1908. He died in 1932 at the age of 70.