Lot 133. Helen Bradley (1900-1979)

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Lot 133 | Helen Bradley (1900-1979)
Helen Bradley (1900-1979)

The Wakes Came to Lees

signed 'HELEN BRADLEY' and with a fly, and dated '1973' (lower right); signed again, inscribed and dated 'The Wakes came to Lees and with it Big Bertha - the huge Traction Engine which was the joy of our life. Each year we waited for it to come clanking and puffing up the hill to our village square, and in no time at all the big Round-a-bout would be set up. Then the aunt Sally stalls and stalls with ribbons and beautiful fairings and goldfish in little bowls. Last of all the little round about would be unpacked. Then we knew we should soon hear the Big Organ booming away and Grandma, the aunts, Miss Carter (who wore Pink) and Mr Taylor (the Bank Manager) would call and Father, Mother, George and I would be ready to join in all the delights of the fair and for a special treat Father would lift George up so that he could see the works inside Big Bertha and the year was 1906/Helen Layfield Bradley 1973' (on the artist's label attached to the backboard)

oil on canvas-board

24 x 36 in. (61 x 91.4 cm.)

Painted in 1973.

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CHRISTIE'S
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CHRISTIE'S
8 King Street, St. James's
SW1Y 6QT London
United Kingdom
Preview24.09.2020 - 28.09.2020
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