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Helen Bradley MBE 1900-1979

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Helen Bradley - The German Band Played Outside Mrs Higginbottom's Shop

The German Band Played Outside Mrs Higginbottom's Shop, 1969

Oil on Board
21 x 14 ins (53.34 x 35.56 cms)
Signed with a fly insignia also signed, inscribed and dated 1969 on a label on the reverse.

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Provenance

Mercury Gallery, London, April 1970.
Private Collection USA.
MacConnal Mason, London
Private Collection UK.

Exhibition History

London MacConnal-Mason Gallery, Helen Bradley - A Very Personnal Collection, June-July 2012, Cat No 16.

General Notes

The following had-written story label is on reverse of the painting:
The German Band played outside Martha Higginbottom's little sweet shop and it was Saturday Morning and, George and I were looking forward to having a halfpenny worth of Linseed Toffee, but we really wanted to buy Egg & Milk, but mother wouldn't allow us to eat it, meowing Martha's four cats licked The egg & milk - They didn't like the taste of Linseed, Miss Carter (who wore pink) rushed across the road to mother and said Oh Jane, do I look pale? I've just seen Mr Taylor (the Bank Manager) and he said, My Dear Come and sit down and I felt all of a flutter and she tried to step forward but Willie Murgatroyd was standing with his shoes on the hem of her spotted muslin dress and the year was 1908.

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