Helen Bradley (British, 1900-1979) Hurrying Summer, May 35.5 x 56 cm. (14 x 22 in.)
Lot 19
Helen Bradley (British, 1900-1979) Hurrying Summer, May 35.5 x 56 cm. (14 x 22 in.)
Sold for £25,200 (US$ 42,156) inc. premium
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Helen Bradley (British, 1900-1979)
Hurrying Summer, May
signed 'HELEN BRADLEY' and with fly insignia (lower right) and inscribed 'Hurry Summer/Twas April with her changing showers/yet ere we can say, yea or nay/Tis May/Hurrying through those golden hours/listening to the Blackbirds tune,/Tis June/Oh, let us pause and see the flowers/and watch the swift winged dragonfly/for...Tis July/Working away through out of door hours/To harvest the golden grain, we must/Tis August/Yet before Winter do come upon us/We have something lovely to remember/Tis Golden September./This is May, and it was our first/morning at Grandpa's in Blackpool/and it was a lovely morning, so Miss/Carter (who wore Pink) said, "Let us go to/the farm for the milk, but when we got/near to the farm, Miss Carter, Mother and/the Aunts wondered if the cows had been/let out to the fields, but, first in front of/us was the farmers boy with his dog,/so we were safe and the year was 1907' (on a label attached to the backboard)
watercolour and gouache
35.5 x 56 cm. (14 x 22 in.)


    With Helen Bradley Studio Ltd., no.194
    With W. H. Patterson, London, where purchased by the present owner

    Ina Taylor, Helen Bradley's Lancashire, Halsgrove, Tiverton, 2002, p.73 (col.ill)
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