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Helen Bradley (1900-1979)
Property from a North Manchester collection
Helen Bradley (1900-1979)

We were caught in an April shower

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Helen Bradley (1900-1979)
We were caught in an April shower
signed 'HELEN BRADLEY' (lower left), signed with a fly (lower right), signed again, inscribed and dated 'We were caught in an April shower/as we made our way across some spare/ground on our way to visit Great Aunt Buckley./People ran to get their washing in, but no/sooner had they started to unpeg it when the/rain ceased. Mother, Aunt Charlotte, Grandma/and Aunt Mary had their umbrellas up, so they/did not see what George and I saw coming/towards us, but Miss Carter (who wore Pink) did and/called, 'Jane, look at those cows, they've got loose from/Coopers Slaughterhouse and they're coming this way'./A woman called to us to come into her home for/safety and the year was 1906./Helen Layfield Bradley. Christmas 1971.' (on a label attached to the reverse)
oil on canvas-board
16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm.)
Provenance
A gift from the artist to the present owner's father, and by descent.

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