12 November 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 37,250
Estimate GBP 25,000 - GBP 35,000
Helen Layfield Bradley (1900-1979)
They sang carols in front of Judson's shop
signed 'HELEN BRADLEY' and with a fly (lower right), signed again, inscribed and dated 'They sang Carols in front of Judson's shop because/it was New Year's Eve and the Band came and/played the New Year Songs and Carols, and because/we all loved the beginning of another year/Mother let George and I stay up and join in the/singing, Grandma and The Aunts came across/and so did Miss Carter (who wore Pink) Mr Taylor/(the Bank Manager) escorted the Ladies back to Grandma's/while George and I went to bed, but we all met/again at Grandma's for New Year's Dinner which was/Roast Goose and Lemon Trifle and thus began the year/1907/Helen Layfield Bradley 1971' (on a label attached to the reverse)
oil on canvas-board
18 x 22 in. (45.7 x 55.8 cm.)
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A gift from the artist to the present owner's mother, and by descent.