International Art

December 0106, 2018
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LOT 837

Lot 837

Harold Francis Riley (1934-)

Harold Francis Riley (1934-)
Lot 837 Details
Harold Francis Riley (1934-), British


The first: a pencil and charcoal drawing heightened with white on buff-coloured paper; signed and dated 60 lower right; the second: a pencil drawing heightened with white chalk on light brown paper; signed and inscribed “to Mrs. Westall with love for Christmas 1964” in pencil lower right
Sight Respectively 13 x 9.5 in — 33 x 24.1 cm; 14.5 x 9.5 in — 36.8 x 24.1 cm

Estimate $1,000-$1,500

Realised: $2,160
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Harold Francis Riley (1934-)
  • Harold Francis Riley (1934-)
  • Harold Francis Riley (1934-)
  • Harold Francis Riley (1934-)
  • Harold Francis Riley (1934-)
  • Harold Francis Riley (1934-)

Both with The House of J. Davey & Sons Limited, Manchester framer’s label verso (Riley had the drawings of framed);
Both works direct from the artist’s studio;
Gifted to Mrs. Westwell (the present owner’s grandmother), Manchester, UK, one as a Christmas card;
By descent to the granddaughter, Toronto, circa 1986


Mrs. Westwell became a good friend of Harold Francis Riley. She was one of the first collectors to buy his paintings.


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LOT 837

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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