Helen Bradley (British, 1900-1979) On warm sunday evenings we walked in the park 44.5 x 59.5 cm. (17
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Helen Bradley (British, 1900-1979) On warm sunday evenings we walked in the park 44.5 x 59.5 cm. (17 1/2 x 23 1/2 in.)
Sold for £42,000 (US$ 65,912) inc. premium

Lot Details
Helen Bradley (British, 1900-1979)
On warm sunday evenings we walked in the park
signed with fly insignia (lower left), further signed, inscribed and dated 'On warm Sunday Evenings we walked in the Park,/Father wore his Best Tall Hat and frock coat while/mother and the Aunts their Sunday Best. Grandma/brought out her Beaded Alpaca Cape, and we/generally ended our walk at The Tea Rooms, where/we met Miss Carter (who wore Pink) and Mr Taylor (the/Bank Manager). There was also Miss Hope Ainsworth/with her son and daughter, (Bertie & Mollie) She was watching/Aunt Charlotte and The New Curate (Albert), who/was holding her hand rather longer than necessary,/''good gracious, just look at him'', she said, but/we had to forgo our cups of cocoa, because/George had climbed the dirty black cannon &/was so black father was angry & sent George &/I with mother home in a cab, which made us miss going/to Grandma's and the year was 1906./Helen Layfield Bradley 1970' (on a label attached to the backboard)
oil on canvasboard
44.5 x 59.5 cm. (17 1/2 x 23 1/2 in.)

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    with The Mercury Gallery, London, 12 June 1971, where purchased by the present owner
    Private Collecton, South Africa
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