Evelyn Dunbar: The Lost Works
Artist(s): Evelyn Dunbar
Author(s): Sacha Llewellyn & Paul Liss
Year published: 2015
Publisher: Liss Llewellyn FIne Art
Total Pages: 190
Illustrations: Illustrated in colour throughout
Catalogue published to accompany the exhibition Evelyn Dunbar: The Lost Works at Pallant House Gallery 3 October 2015 – 14 February 2016.
With contributions by Gill Clarke, Andrew Lambirth, Alan Powers, Peyton Skipwith and Christopher Campbell-Howes.
In January 2013, Dunbar’s painting ‘Autumn and the Poet’ (1960) appeared on the BBC Antiques Roadshow, leading Ro Dunbar, a relative of the artist, to explore the extraordinary hoard of over 500 paintings, drawings and studies hidden in the attic of her Kent home. The unrecorded works were identified with the help of the artist’s nephew Christopher Campbell-Howes, who had been tracking contents of the ‘lost studio’ – dismantled in its entirety after Dunbar’s death in 1960 – for over 20 years. The discovery doubled the known body of Dunbar’s work overnight.
The contents of the ‘lost studio’ includes preliminary drawings and oil studies for some of Dunbar’s best known compositions, reunited with major paintings from private and public collections, many illustrated in this catalogue.