Helen Layfield Bradley - Hurrying Summer

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Artwork: Helen Layfield Bradley - Hurrying Summer
Size: 37.2 x 55.6 cm
Medium: Watercolour and gouache
Marks: Signed 'HELEN BRADLEY' and with a fly (lower right); inscribed 'Hurrying Summer./Twas April with her changing showers/yet ere we can say[...] nay/Tis May/Hurrying through those golden hours/listening to the Blackbird's tune/Tis June./oh let us pause and see the flowers/and watch the swift winged Dragonfly/For - Tis July./Working away through out of door hours/To harvest the golden grain, we must/Tis August./Yet before Winter do come upon us/We have something lovely to remember/Tis Golden September/This is April and coming home from/Great Aunt Janes who lived up Springhead,/it suddenly began to poor with rain,/and it really did rain, but, we'd/got to the bottom of the hill, and to/the beginning of the houses in Milking/Green, that Mother, Grandma and the/Aunts didn't worry because, when/the kind lady called to us, to come in/and shelter, Mother said, 'It is only an/April shower and will soon be over, Thank/you,' and there behind us was an April/Rainbow, and the year was 1907.' (on the artist's label attached to the backboard)
Category: Drawings
Artwork details : None
Provenance: with W.H. Patterson, London, where purchased by the present owner's grandmother, circa 1988, and by descent

Christie's London

Date: 2018-03-21
Lot Number: 77