Helen Bradley (British, 1900-1979) Evening on the Promenade 45.7 x 61 cm. (18 x 24 in.)
Lot 69
Helen Bradley (British, 1900-1979) Evening on the Promenade 45.7 x 61 cm. (18 x 24 in.)
Sold for £52,800 (US$ 86,279) inc. premium

Lot Details
Helen Bradley (British, 1900-1979)
Evening on the Promenade
signed 'HELEN BRADLEY' and inscribed with fly insignia (lower right) and further signed, inscribed and dated 'It was a beautiful evening for our last/walk along the Promenade at Blackpool./Aunt Mary and Grandma lingered a while/watching the lovely sunset. Aunt Mary said/that it reminded her of the song - "When you come/to the end of a perfect day, and, "well" said/Mother, a little sadly, "doesn't the last line/apply to tonight, "when the sun goes down/with a flaming ray and the dear friends have/to part". Mrs Maitland gently wiped away a tear/and Miss Carter (who wore pink) drooped for tomorrow/we, and our dear friends would go our several/ways, but just then we heard a bellowing/voice calling "Bertie, Bertie, what are you doing?". It was Mrs Hope-Ainsworth with Millie, and there/was Bertie about to take the hand of a woman/he was talking too, and she wasn't a very nice/woman either", said Aunt Mary. Just then Miss Carter/saw the Landau and asked for Taylor (the Bank Manager)/if he didn't think it a good idea if we didn't all go back/in the Landau, but, he said, we couldn't all get into/one Landau and the year was 1908/Helen Layfield Bradley 1974' (on a label verso)
oil on canvasboard
45.7 x 61 cm. (18 x 24 in.)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Purchased directly from the artist by the present owner in 1976


    Reproduced as a limited international edition of 850 copies each signed by the artist and published by Miss Carter Publications.
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