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    Sale 7595

    20th Century British Art

    6 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 133

    Helen Layfield Bradley (1900-1979)

    It was a warm spring day when we met in Manchester

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    Helen Layfield Bradley (1900-1979)
    It was a warm spring day when we met in Manchester
    signed with a fly (lower right), signed again, inscribed and dated 'It was a warm Spring Day when we met/in Manchester - Mother, George & I & Grandma/and the two aunts had just arrived outside/the Royal Infirmary on Piccadilly when Miss/Carter (who wore Pink) arrived with Mr Taylor (the Bank/Manager). Everyone thought it so kind of him to/accompany us to Affleck & Browns to buy a carpet./- George & I would have loved to have stayed/with the pigeons, but the shopping had to be done/but, we did stop to buy some delicious Ashton-Moss/celery and Grandma bought some daffodills [sic]. Miss Carter/lingered near the Roses but Mr Taylor gave all his/attention to Grandma. There was a man lying on a /bench and a little boy called to a nurse - "Please/come, I'm sure he's dead" so we hurried away & the/year was 1907/Helen Layfield Bradley 1970' (on a label attached to the reverse)
    oil on canvas laid on board
    23¾ x 30 in. (60.3 x 76.2 cm.)


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    Provenance

    with Mercury Gallery, London, where purchased by George Dunn in October 1971.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 8 March 1995, lot 170.
    with Richard Green, London, where purchased by the present owner.


    Literature

    H. Bradley, And Miss Carter Wore Pink, London, 1983, p. 16.


    Exhibited

    London, Richard Green, Helen Bradley, April 1996.