Pictures by Grandmother Who Picked Up Paintbrush in Her Sixties Offered at Bonhams

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LONDON.- Following the Bonhams’ sale in June, where a picture by Helen Bradley was sold at a world record price, three pictures by the artist will be offered in the 20th Century British Art Sale held at Bonhams New Bond Street on the 17th November. Born in 1900 in Lancashire, Helen Bradley was always interested in art, but it was not until she was in her sixties and her grandchildren were asking what life was like when she was a child that she started painting the scenes she remembered of her own Edwardian childhood. The scenes she depicted not only delighted her grandchildren, but she subsequently gained worldwide popularity. In 1971 Jonathan Cape published the first of four books by Helen Bradley “And Miss Carter Wore Pink”, which was an instant success. German, French, Dutch and Japanese editions were published, and a special edition produced for the U.S.A. The characters she painted included Miss

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