6 June 2008
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.)
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.
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H. Bradley, And Miss Carter Wore Pink, London, 1983, p. 16.
London, Richard Green, Helen Bradley, April 1996.
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