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Helen Bradley
BIG BERTHA HIGH STREET LEES
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 79,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
136
Helen Bradley
BIG BERTHA HIGH STREET LEES
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 79,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

20th Century British Art

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Helen Bradley
1900 - 1979
BIG BERTHA HIGH STREET LEES
signed; also signed, dated 1974. and  inscribed on an artist's label attached to the reverse
oil on canvas board
46 by 61cm.; 18 by 24in.
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Provenance

W.H. Patterson, London, where acquired by the present owner in November 1977

Catalogue Note

The label on the reverse reads:

We heard Big Bertha puffing up the hill from Lees Brook to the High St. Lees, also the noise of the Gypsys singing, and the village children calling, " The Wakes has come to Lees," Mother and the Aunts, also Miss Carter (who wore Pink) and Mr Taylor (The Bank Manager) took George and I to wait in the High St when they heard that Big Bertha and the Gypsys had left Oldham for Lees.

As soon as they passed and went into the Square we all went to Grandma's to tea, and after tea, we went home early to bed. Knowing that for nearly a week we should all have a jolly good time. Father always took us on the first night and George was lifted up into the cab of Big Bertha and the men would let him pull levers, I always wished that I could be lifted into Big Bertha's Cab and see her works, but, I was a girl and girls arnt (sic) supposed to like engines, and this was the year 1907.

20th Century British Art

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London