Helen Bradley (British, 1900-1979) Waiting at Liverpool to go to the Isle of Man 45.8 x 61 cm. (18 x 24 in.)

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Lot 34AR
Helen Bradley
(British, 1900-1979)
Waiting at Liverpool to go to the Isle of Man 45.8 x 61 cm. (18 x 24 in.)

Sold for £ 46,312 (US$ 63,062) inc. premium
Helen Bradley (British, 1900-1979)
Waiting at Liverpool to go to the Isle of Man
signed with fly insignia (lower left); further signed, inscribed and dated 'Waiting at Liverpool to go to the Isle of Man/Father decided we should all go for a holiday/to the Isle of Man. He said the sail and the/pleasant air of the Island would do us good. George/and I were a little afraid of the paddle steamer. It/made such a noise. Grandma and the two aunts and/the dogs, Gyp and Barney, came with us, so also did/Miss Carter (who wore pink) and Mr Taylor (the Bank Manager). I heard the aunts whisper that/perhaps, with the journey across the water/being so romantic, Mr Taylor might propose/to Miss Carter, but he was most attentive to/Aunt Frances and Aunt Charlotte in turn which/made our holiday most enjoyable and the/year was 1906/Helen Layfield Bradley 1969' (on a label attached to the backboard)
oil on canvasboard
45.8 x 61 cm. (18 x 24 in.)

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Sale; Christie's, London, 30 June 2005, lot 251, where purchased by the present owner
    Private Collection, U.K.
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