St Thomas's Hospital In Evacuation Quarters

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  • Art.IWM ART LD 2478
Art and Popular Design
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IWM London
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  • Support: canvas
  • medium: oil
  • Support: Height 914 mm, Width 1524 mm
  • Frame: Depth 70 mm, Height 1120 mm, Width 1730 mm
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  • object category: painting

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image: Composite image of scenes of daily life in a hospital.


Evelyn Dunbar was a mural and landscape painter. She wrote to the War Artists Advisory Committee explaining her interest in women's work on the land, and was given a series of commissions related to the Women's Voluntary Service, nursing subjects and the ATS. There is a recurring theme in her paintings of women adapting to unfamiliar work and surroundings as the war and technology framed and shaped lives. With St Thomas's Hospital In Evacuation Quarters she produced a composite image of scenes from the daily life in a hospital that conveys the vivid impression she received on first visiting St Thomas’s.

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War Artists Advisory Committee commission


Evelyn Dunbar

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