Helen Bradley (British, 1900-1979) We went to Oldham 53.3 x 71 cm. (21 x 28 in.)
Lot 79
Helen Bradley (British, 1900-1979) We Went To Oldham 53.3 x 71 cm. (21 x 28 in.)
Sold for £52,800 (US$ 85,217) inc. premium

Lot Details
Helen Bradley (British, 1900-1979)
We Went To Oldham
signed, inscribed and dated 'We went to Oldham to buy Alice Anns Wedding/Present./After Alice Ann's startling news that she was to/be Jim Wilson's second wife and become Mama/to his four little boys, Mother, Grandma, and/the three Aunts were kept very busy indeed,/for there was only three weeks to help her get/everything ready. Grandma said she/would give her a Toilet set so we all went/to Oldham to buy her present. Mother wanted/one with Blue Roses, Aunt Frances one with/pink & Grandma thought white and gold would/go with anything. I longed for the Blue Roses and we/got it and it was very beautiful and the year/was 1907./Helen Layfield Bradley 1968.' (on a label attached verso)
oil on board
53.3 x 71 cm. (21 x 28 in.)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    with Mercury Gallery, London, where purchased by
    Spencer Jay Esq., 12 December 1968
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