HELEN BRADLEY (1900-1979)
HELEN BRADLEY (1900-1979)
HELEN BRADLEY (1900-1979)
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HELEN BRADLEY (1900-1979)

The Morning After the Royal Visit to Manchester

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HELEN BRADLEY (1900-1979)
The Morning After the Royal Visit to Manchester
signed 'HELEN BRADLEY' and with a fly (lower right), inscribed 'On the morning after the Royal Visit to Manchester/I remembered asking Grandma to invite the Queen/to tea, because Grandma happened to say that she/was sure the Queen must be tired having to wait/so long for her dinner. It was ten minutes to one when/she and the King passed where we were standing and/they had to drive all round Manchester to stop/at the Town Hall. We were already very hungry, so I thought it a/good idea to ask the Queen to visit Grandma and/have a cup of tea, so when I awoke the next morning/I asked Mother if I could go to Grandma's, Mother saw/me across the road and there was Grandma in her front/garden, "Grandma," I said, "Did the Queen come to Tea yesterday."/"Now," she said, "you must go and ask Aunt Mary" So I dashed/into the kitchen, "Aunt Mary." I cried, "Did the Queen come to/Tea." "Yes my dear," she said, "and she said Aunt Mary/how do you make Yorkshire Pudding," so whilst she drank/her tea I showed her how I make it because there is a secret/and the day was the 14th of July 1905.' (on the artist's label attached to the backboard)
oil on canvas board
16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm.)
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Bonhams, London, 25 March 2003, lot 76, where purchased by the present owner.
Literature
H. Bradley, The Queen Who Came to Tea, London, 1978, p. 17, illustrated.
Special notice
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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Please note that the medium for this work is oil on canvas board.

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