• 20th Century British And Irish auction at Christies

    Sale 7789

    20th Century British And Irish Art

    12 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 60

    Helen Layfield Bradley (1900-1979)

    Blackpool Sands

    Price Realised  


    Helen Layfield Bradley (1900-1979)
    Blackpool Sands
    signed 'HELEN BRADLEY' and with a fly (lower left), signed again, inscribed and dated '"Come along, the tides are coming in" called Mother,/but George & I are busy watching Willie/Murgatroyd being spanked for getting very wet./It is a lovely Summer Day and everyone/are slowly making their way towards/the Promenade. The horses are going to/collect the bathing vans & the donkeys are/making the way homewards. Aunt Charlotte/& Aunt Frances have just met Miss Carter (who wore/pink) while Grandma, Aunt Mary, Mother & Father/join them and home we go in time for Tea/and the year was 1906/Helen Layfield Bradley 1970' (on a label attached to the reverse)
    oil on canvas-board
    16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm.)

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    A gift from the artist to the present owner's mother, and by descent.