London, South Kensington
15 July 2009
Helen Layfield Bradley (1900-1979)
signed 'HELEN BRADLEY' and with monogram (lower right), signed again, inscribed and dated 'Queen Alexandra sighed, she/was feeling lonely - her children,/so happy in those young far-off/days. Now they were gone their several ways. Her dear son George,/was now the King of a large Empire/and could not always spare the /time to come to Sandringham to see/his mother. Today a great longing came/over her for her beloved Denmark, so /putting on her hat she called her little/dog, 'Come', she said 'We will walk in/the meadows, you and I, and see the wide sky which is just like Denmark and/the year was 1908/Helen Layfield Bradley 1975' (on card, framed in a separate mount)
oil on board
21 x 15 in. (53.4 x 30.5 cm.), including the painted mount
with W.H. Patterson, London.
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