Helen Bradley (1900-1979)
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Helen Bradley (1900-1979)

It was the first Saturday in May

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Helen Bradley (1900-1979)
It was the first Saturday in May
signed and dated 'HELEN BRADLEY/1972' and with a fly (lower left); signed again, dated again and inscribed 'It was the first Saturday in May,/and being warm Mother said it would/be nice to go the Park to see the/Tulips, so we called for Grandma/and the Aunts, Mrs Maitland and Dear/Emily also Miss Carter (who wore Pink)/decided to come also, and there,/coming along to meet us was Mr Taylor/(the Bank Manager), but as soon as Mrs/Maitland saw him she said "Come along/Emily, we must go back, I'm sure I/have a headache coming on", and away/home they went. "Poor Emily" said Grandma./"Her mother wont let her out of her sight, and/she's so nice and kind" and the year was 1907./Helen Layfield Bradley 1972' (on the artist's label attached to the reverse)
oil on canvas-board
18 x 24 in. (45.7 x 61 cm.)
Painted in 1972.
Provenance
with W.H. Patterson, London, where purchased by the present owner circa 1975.
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Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

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