Description & Technical information

'On an August Evening Aunt Mary took/George, me, and a boy called John Armitage on/the Tram to Hollinwood. This boy told us/that we would find Poplar Hawk Caterpillars/on the Poplar Trees in Weekentree Lane, so/we made butterfly nets and collected jam/jars. Aunt Mary got our tea early and/away we went on the Tram. When we/got to Hollinwood, sure enough the Poplar/Trees lined the Old Lane, and we were/delighted to find lots of Poplar Hawk/Caterpillars. Often, afterwards that boy/came with us and taught George and I/a great deal about Moths and Butterflies/and the year was 1909'.

Framed 25¾ x 30½ in – 65.4 x 77.5 cm 

Period:  20th century
Origin:  UK
Medium: Oil on canvas-board
Signature: Signed and with a fly, lower left: HELEN BRADLEY; also signed and inscribed on the artist’s label attached to the reverse.

Dimensions: 45.8 x 58.4 cm (18 x 23 inches)
Provenance: Private collection, UK
Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints