International Art

December 01 - 06, 2018

Online Auction
LOT 837
Harold Francis Riley (1934-)
  • Harold Francis Riley (1934-)
  • Harold Francis Riley (1934-)
  • Harold Francis Riley (1934-)
  • Harold Francis Riley (1934-)
  • Harold Francis Riley (1934-)
  • Harold Francis Riley (1934-)

837

Harold Francis Riley (1934-), British

MRS WESTWELL WEARING A HAT, 1960; A MINE SHAFT WITH FIGURES, CHRISTMAS, 1964

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 ?

About artist/note:

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

Provenance:

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