SPENCELAYH' (lower right) and further signed, inscribed and dated 'Failing memories/Charles Spencelayh R. Road West Didsbury Manchester/August (on an old label attached to the reverse) oil on canvas 20 x 16 in.
"My rose is wilting," Diana murmured. She looked fearfully over the dark horizon; the days were darker than she'd ever daringly imagined. "I fear its death is close at hand now. And if it does die, it will prove that not all things can last forever.