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Painter, b. 1934 - d. 2023

Artist Harold Riley is an English painter well-known for his sporting pictures and commissioned portraits of the rich and famous members of society, including popes, royalty, and American presidents. Born in 1934, he sold his first painting at age 11 and was then was awarded a scholarship to study in Spain and Florence. He has received honorary doctorates from the Universities of Manchester, Salford, and Florence for his artistry.

Because of his deep affection for his hometown, Salford, artist Harold Riley did numerous landscape and portrait paintings that depict life in the town where he still lives. His portrait paintings for sale can be seen in his archive and various collections around the world. His drawings, paintings, and photographs continue to inspire and demonstrate his expertise. The price lists for Riley's work are available from auction houses and galleries. Buy timeless portrait paintings from Invaluable to bring character to your home or business.

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          • ARR HAROLD RILEY b. 1934. A RARE SIGNED LIMITED EDITION PRINT
            Sep. 07, 2022

            ARR HAROLD RILEY b. 1934. A RARE SIGNED LIMITED EDITION PRINT

            Est: £200 - £300

            HAROLD RILEY b. 1934. A RARE SIGNED LIMITED EDITION PRINT, Study of Augustus John - signed and titled in pencil with red wax seal, no 4/4

            Hutchinson Scott Limited
          • ARR HAROLD RILEY (b. 1934) PENCIL DRAWING ON PAPER
            May. 27, 2022

            ARR HAROLD RILEY (b. 1934) PENCIL DRAWING ON PAPER

            Est: £2,000 - £3,000

            HAROLD RILEY (b. 1934) PENCIL DRAWING ON PAPER titled 'The Dog Lady' with original exibition label on reverse for the 'HAROLD RILEY & L.S. LOWRY R.A. HARROGATE FESTIVAL EXHIBITION 1987' - signed and mounted in a glazed silvered moulded frame. (30cm high 29cm wide)

            Hutchinson Scott Limited
          • † Harold Riley (b.1934) British, ‘Study of Buildings in Hodge Lane’, charcoal on paper, signed and dated '70 to lower right corner, 25 cm x 21 cm glazed in a gilt frame.
            Nov. 25, 2021

            † Harold Riley (b.1934) British, ‘Study of Buildings in Hodge Lane’, charcoal on paper, signed and dated '70 to lower right corner, 25 cm x 21 cm glazed in a gilt frame.

            Est: £800 - £1,200

            † Harold Riley (b.1934) British, ‘Study of Buildings in Hodge Lane’, charcoal on paper, signed and dated '70 to lower right corner, 25 cm x 21 cm glazed in a gilt frame. Private collection. Comes with a photocopied letter from the artist to the vendor, on Leigh Gallery headed paper, dated 1972, confirming the work is 'in my own hand'. Condition report: No apparent faults

            Dawsons Auctioneers
          • † Harold Riley (b.1934) British, ‘View of the Irwell at Adelphi’, charcoal on paper, signed and dated '71 to lower right corner, 44 cm x 28 cm, framed and glazed.
            Nov. 25, 2021

            † Harold Riley (b.1934) British, ‘View of the Irwell at Adelphi’, charcoal on paper, signed and dated '71 to lower right corner, 44 cm x 28 cm, framed and glazed.

            Est: £800 - £1,200

            † Harold Riley (b.1934) British, ‘View of the Irwell at Adelphi’, charcoal on paper, signed and dated '71 to lower right corner, 44 cm x 28 cm, framed and glazed. Private collection. Comes with a photocopied letter from the artist to the vendor, on Leigh Gallery headed paper, dated 1972, confirming the work is 'in my own hand'. Condition report: No apparent faults

            Dawsons Auctioneers
          • † Harold Riley (b.1934) British, ‘View of the Irwell at Adelphi’, charcoal on paper, signed and dated '71 to lower right corner, 45.5 cm x 28 cm, framed and glazed.
            Nov. 25, 2021

            † Harold Riley (b.1934) British, ‘View of the Irwell at Adelphi’, charcoal on paper, signed and dated '71 to lower right corner, 45.5 cm x 28 cm, framed and glazed.

            Est: £800 - £1,200

            † Harold Riley (b.1934) British, ‘View of the Irwell at Adelphi’, charcoal on paper, signed and dated '71 to lower right corner, 45.5 cm x 28 cm, framed and glazed. Private collection. Comes with a photocopied letter from the artist to the vendor, on Leigh Gallery headed paper, dated 1972, confirming the work is 'in my own hand'. Condition report: No apparent faults

            Dawsons Auctioneers
          • Harold Riley (British, born 1934) Three Children with Dog
            Nov. 23, 2021

            Harold Riley (British, born 1934) Three Children with Dog

            Est: £4,000 - £6,000

            Harold Riley (British, born 1934) Three Children with Dog signed 'Riley' (lower left) oil on board 25.5 x 21cm (10 1/16 x 8 1/4in). For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

            Bonhams
          • HAROLD RILEY (BRITISH, B.1934) NICK FALDO PRACTISING AT TURNBERRY DURING THE 1986 BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP, CIRCA 1987
            Sep. 07, 2021

            HAROLD RILEY (BRITISH, B.1934) NICK FALDO PRACTISING AT TURNBERRY DURING THE 1986 BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP, CIRCA 1987

            Est: £200 - £250

            Harold Riley (British, b.1934) Nick Faldo practising at Turnberry during the 1986 British Open Championship, circa 1987, depicting Nick Faldo post swing on the fairway, with caption below, signed and dated by the artist lower right, glazed and framed, overall 67 by 50cm. Nick Faldo played four rounds, 71 – 70 – 76 – 70 for a total of 287 and finishing fourth, with Greg Norman won with a total of 280.

            Graham Budd Auctions
          • † Harold Riley (b.1934), 'The Yellow Door', signed and numbered 154/550 in pencil in the margin, published by Grove Galleries Ltd, Manchester, colour limited edition print, 27 cm x 21.5 cm framed and glazed.
            Aug. 26, 2021

            † Harold Riley (b.1934), 'The Yellow Door', signed and numbered 154/550 in pencil in the margin, published by Grove Galleries Ltd, Manchester, colour limited edition print, 27 cm x 21.5 cm framed and glazed.

            Est: £100 - £150

            † Harold Riley (b.1934), 'The Yellow Door', signed and numbered 154/550 in pencil in the margin, published by Grove Galleries Ltd, Manchester, colour limited edition print, 27 cm x 21.5 cm framed and glazed.

            Dawsons Auctioneers
          • Harold Riley (b.1934) Young girl kneeling on the pavement, colour print, signed and numbered '268/500' in penc
            Jun. 23, 2021

            Harold Riley (b.1934) Young girl kneeling on the pavement, colour print, signed and numbered '268/500' in penc

            Est: £40 - £60

            Harold Riley (b.1934) Young girl kneeling on the pavement, colour print, signed and numbered '268/500' in pencil, 14" x 10".

            John Nicholson's Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers
          • HAROLD RILEY PASTEL PORTRAIT OF A FEMALE
            Jun. 13, 2021

            HAROLD RILEY PASTEL PORTRAIT OF A FEMALE

            Est: $500 - $800

            RILEY, Harold Francis, (English, b. 1934): Portrait of a Female, Pastel, sight size 15.5" x 13", signed lower right and dated '79, framed, 26.5" x 23.75".

            Burchard Galleries Inc
          • RILEY PASTEL STREET SCENE WITH BOY AND DOG
            Jun. 13, 2021

            RILEY PASTEL STREET SCENE WITH BOY AND DOG

            Est: $500 - $800

            RILEY, Harold Francis, (English, b. 1934): Street Scene with Boy and Dog, Pastel, sight size 13.5" x 9", signed lower right and dated '62, framed, 24" x 21.25".

            Burchard Galleries Inc
          • RILEY MOONLIT URBAN WINTER SCENE CHARCOAL AND GOUA
            Jun. 13, 2021

            RILEY MOONLIT URBAN WINTER SCENE CHARCOAL AND GOUA

            Est: $500 - $800

            RILEY, Harold Francis, (English, b. 1934): Moonlit Winter Urban Scene, Charcoal and Gouache, sight size 14.25" x 10", signed lower right, framed, 23.75" x 21.25".

            Burchard Galleries Inc
          • RILEY CHARCOAL OF WOMAN SCRUBBING THE FLOOR
            Jun. 13, 2021

            RILEY CHARCOAL OF WOMAN SCRUBBING THE FLOOR

            Est: $500 - $800

            RILEY, Harold Francis, (English, b. 1934): Woman Scrubbing the Floor, Charcoal, sight size 10.25" x 9", signed lower right, framed, 23.75" x 21.25".

            Burchard Galleries Inc
          • † Harold Riley (b.1934) British, 'Study of Mandy', a portrait of a young woman, pastel on paper, signed and dated 1971, 55 cm x 47.5 cm framed and glazed.
            May. 27, 2021

            † Harold Riley (b.1934) British, 'Study of Mandy', a portrait of a young woman, pastel on paper, signed and dated 1971, 55 cm x 47.5 cm framed and glazed.

            Est: £200 - £300

            † Harold Riley (b.1934) British, 'Study of Mandy', a portrait of a young woman, pastel on paper, signed and dated 1971, 55 cm x 47.5 cm framed and glazed. Footnote: Provenance: Private collection. Comes with a copy of a hand-written letter from Riley on Leigh Gallery (Sale, Cheshire) headed paper, dated January 1972, stating 'the present value' of some works in the possession of the owners, based on their then-current gallery prices. 'Our grandmother died in the late sixties and left my brother and I a little money. We were teenagers and our parents encouraged us to invest it in some art as a permanent reminder of her. At the time, in Manchester, our mother had seen and liked some work by Harold Riley. She contacted him and we went to see him in his studio in Salford. The works were primarily of industrial scenes of the North West and my parents bought two landscapes which stayed with my mother until her recent death. My brother bought two charcoal pictures of Salford which are still in his possession and was given a small sketch as a gift. I was less keen on the bleakness of the works. Harold suggested I sit for him and if I liked the result, I could buy it and if I didn’t it was also ok. I was 15 and loved the idea. In the end he did 3 pictures. One hangs in my dining room and my mother bought the other two. Now, with 2 staying in the family, it is enough hence the sale of the third.'

            Dawsons Auctioneers
          • † Harold Riley (b.1934), a Salford street scene, depicting a figure walking at night in front of a shop, ('Barmy Mick's), mixed media on paper, signed and dated 1970, 19.5 cm x 10.3 cm, glazed in a gilt frame, together with a small signed print, '...
            May. 27, 2021

            † Harold Riley (b.1934), a Salford street scene, depicting a figure walking at night in front of a shop, ('Barmy Mick's), mixed media on paper, signed and dated 1970, 19.5 cm x 10.3 cm, glazed in a gilt frame, together with a small signed print, '...

            Est: £300 - £500

            † Harold Riley (b.1934), a Salford street scene, depicting a figure walking at night in front of a shop, ('Barmy Mick's), mixed media on paper, signed and dated 1970, 19.5 cm x 10.3 cm, glazed in a gilt frame, together with a small signed print, 'Old Lady', dated 1976, 19 cm x 14 cm, also framed and glazed. Qty: (2) Footnote: Provenance: From a private collection - please see the other Riley lots in the sale, which include written notes relating to them from the artist to the original purchasers.

            Dawsons Auctioneers
          • † Harold Riley (b.1934) British, 'View of Manchester', a large oil on panel, signed and dated '71, 72 cm x 96 cm in a gilt frame, with a hand-written letter of provenance from the artist.
            May. 27, 2021

            † Harold Riley (b.1934) British, 'View of Manchester', a large oil on panel, signed and dated '71, 72 cm x 96 cm in a gilt frame, with a hand-written letter of provenance from the artist.

            Est: £4,000 - £6,000

            † Harold Riley (b.1934) British, 'View of Manchester', a large oil on panel, signed and dated '71, 72 cm x 96 cm in a gilt frame, with a hand-written letter of provenance from the artist. Footnote: Provenance: Private collection. The accompanying letter, on Leigh Gallery (Sale, Cheshire) headed paper, written and signed by the artist to the owners, gives a 'current value' of £650 for the work (dated January 1972). 'Our grandmother died in the late sixties and left my brother and I a little money. We were teenagers and our parents encouraged us to invest it in some art as a permanent reminder of her. At the time, in Manchester, our mother had seen and liked some work by Harold Riley. She contacted him and we went to see him in his studio in Salford. The works were primarily of industrial scenes of the North West and my parents bought two landscapes which stayed with my mother until her recent death. My brother bought two charcoal pictures of Salford which are still in his possession and was given a small sketch as a gift. I was less keen on the bleakness of the works. Harold suggested I sit for him and if I liked the result, I could buy it and if I didn’t it was also ok. I was 15 and loved the idea. In the end he did 3 pictures. One hangs in my dining room and my mother bought the other two. Now, with 2 staying in the family, it is enough hence the sale of the third.'

            Dawsons Auctioneers
          • † Harold Riley (b.1934) British, a hill-top landscape with coal mine, oil on panel, signed and dated '69, 49.5 cm x 61 cm in a wood and gilt frame, with a hand-written letter of provenance from the artist.
            May. 27, 2021

            † Harold Riley (b.1934) British, a hill-top landscape with coal mine, oil on panel, signed and dated '69, 49.5 cm x 61 cm in a wood and gilt frame, with a hand-written letter of provenance from the artist.

            Est: £3,000 - £5,000

            † Harold Riley (b.1934) British, a hill-top landscape with coal mine, oil on panel, signed and dated '69, 49.5 cm x 61 cm in a wood and gilt frame, with a hand-written letter of provenance from the artist. Footnote: Provenance: Private collection. The accompanying letter retained by the family, written and signed by the artist, dated November 1972, states that the subject is a 'coal mine in Salford' and worth at the time '£500'. The following note is provided by the vendor: 'Our grandmother died in the late sixties and left my brother and I a little money. We were teenagers and our parents encouraged us to invest it in some art as a permanent reminder of her. At the time, in Manchester, our mother had seen and liked some work by Harold Riley. She contacted him and we went to see him in his studio in Salford. The works were primarily of industrial scenes of the North West and my parents bought two landscapes which stayed with my mother until her recent death. My brother bought two charcoal pictures of Salford which are still in his possession and was given a small sketch as a gift. I was less keen on the bleakness of the works. Harold suggested I sit for him and if I liked the result, I could buy it and if I didn’t it was also ok. I was 15 and loved the idea. In the end he did 3 pictures. One hangs in my dining room and my mother bought the other two. Now, with 2 staying in the family, it is enough hence the sale of the third.'

            Dawsons Auctioneers
          • Lot 27: RARE ITEM - Limited Edition of Prints of Manchester United Greats No 39 of 500 Release. Manchester United approached renowded Artist Harold
            Dec. 31, 2020

            Lot 27: RARE ITEM - Limited Edition of Prints of Manchester United Greats No 39 of 500 Release. Manchester United approached renowded Artist Harold

            Est: £1,000 - £3,000

            Lot 027 - VERY RARE ITEM TO COME UP FOR AUCTION - Limited Edition of Prints of Manchester United Greats No 39 of 500 Release. Manchester United approached renowded Artist Harold Riley to do a set of Paintings and they are Fantastic.Prints include 1. Sir Matt Busby, 2. Sir Alex Ferguson, Eric Cantona, Denis Law,Bryan Robson, Roy Keane, Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Duncan Edwards. Ryan GiggsPaul Scholes Provenance: COA is direct from Manchester United Football Club. Comes protected in a sturdy presentation box. There are a couple of marks on box due to wear and tear. Domestic Flat Shipping Price: HEAVY ITEM

            Authenticautographsjust4u
          • Harold Riley DL, DLitt, FRCS, DFA,
            Oct. 14, 2020

            Harold Riley DL, DLitt, FRCS, DFA,

            Est: £1,200 - £1,500

            Harold Riley DL, DLitt, FRCS, DFA, ATC (British, b. 1934) "The Woollen Mill, Elland" watercolour, body colour and tempera on toned laid paper, signed lower right in pencil, "Riley '85" 23 5/8 x 23 5/8in. (60 x 60cm.) * Label on reverse: In a Harold Riley and ES Lowry exhibition No 8 Harrogate Festival Exhibition 1987. £1,785. **Good condition

            Martel Maides
          • Prints: Harold Riley 1934 signed limited edition "…
            Aug. 15, 2020

            Prints: Harold Riley 1934 signed limited edition "…

            Est: £80 - £120

            Prints: Harold Riley 1934 signed limited edition "Salford" 8/25. Riley in margin, embossed HR monogram in top margin. Framed and glazed 5½ins. x 8ins.

            Henry Aldridge & Son Ltd
          • Harold Riley, "St. Andrews, Open Championship, July 1978", hand embellished print.
            Jul. 02, 2020

            Harold Riley, "St. Andrews, Open Championship, July 1978", hand embellished print.

            Est: £200 - £400

            Harold Riley, "St. Andrews, Open Championship, July 1978", hand embellished print. Harold Riley (1934-), "St. Andrews, Open Championship, July 1978", with pencil drawing by the artist across the print, making each a unique original work of mixed media, a hand embellished print, image size 22 x 37cm, 8.75 x 14.5in. Artists? Resale Right (?droit de suite?) may apply to this lot.

            Wilson55
          • Harold Riley, "Manchester Cathedral - Summer", signed print.
            Jul. 02, 2020

            Harold Riley, "Manchester Cathedral - Summer", signed print.

            Est: £100 - £200

            Harold Riley, "Manchester Cathedral - Summer", signed print. Harold Riley (British 1934-), "Manchester Cathedral - Summer", signed and dated '79 in pencil in the margin, numbered 2/25, a hand embellished print, image size 30.5 x 23cm, 12 x 9in. Artists? Resale Right (?droit de suite?) may apply to this lot.

            Wilson55
          • Harold Riley, "Manchester Cathedral - Autumn", signed print.
            Jul. 02, 2020

            Harold Riley, "Manchester Cathedral - Autumn", signed print.

            Est: £100 - £200

            Harold Riley, "Manchester Cathedral - Autumn", signed print. Harold Riley (British 1934-), "Manchester Cathedral - Autumn", signed and dated '79 in pencil in the margin, numbered 2/25, a hand embellished print, image size 30.5 x 31cm, 12 x 12.25in. Artists? Resale Right (?droit de suite?) may apply to this lot.

            Wilson55
          • Harold Riley, Middle Eastern scene, watercolour and pastel.
            Jul. 02, 2020

            Harold Riley, Middle Eastern scene, watercolour and pastel.

            Est: £200 - £400

            Harold Riley, Middle Eastern scene, watercolour and pastel. Harold Riley (British 1934-), Middle Eastern scene, signed and dated '68, watercolour and pastel, 49.5 x 62.5cm, 19.5 x 24.5in. Artists? Resale Right (?droit de suite?) may apply to this lot.

            Wilson55
          • Harold Riley, Portrait of Donald Coggan, ink.
            Jul. 02, 2020

            Harold Riley, Portrait of Donald Coggan, ink.

            Est: £100 - £150

            Harold Riley, Portrait of Donald Coggan, ink. Harold Riley (British 1934-), Portrait of Donald Coggan, signed and dated '83, with accompanying note and dedication from the artist mounted alongside the drawing, ink, 24 x 16cm, 9.5 x 6.25in. * Frederick Donald Coggan (9 October 1909 ? 17 May 2000) was the 101st Archbishop of Canterbury from 1974 to 1980. As Archbishop of Canterbury, he "revived morale within the Church of England, opened a dialogue with Rome and supported women's ordination". Artists? Resale Right (?droit de suite?) may apply to this lot.

            Wilson55
          • Harold Riley (British, born 1934) Old Trafford at Dusk in Winter, After a Light Snowfall
            May. 12, 2020

            Harold Riley (British, born 1934) Old Trafford at Dusk in Winter, After a Light Snowfall

            Est: £2,000 - £3,000

            Harold Riley (British, born 1934) Old Trafford at Dusk in Winter, After a Light Snowfall signed 'Riley' (lower right) oil over printed photograph on linen, laid on board 24 x 49cm (9 7/16 x 19 5/16in). For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

            Bonhams
          • Lot 27 - VERY RARE ITEM TO COME UP FOR AUCTION - Limited Edition of Prints of Manchester United Greats No 39 of 500 Release. Manchester United approached renowded Artist Harold Riley to do a set of Paintings and they are Fantastic.
            Dec. 22, 2019

            Lot 27 - VERY RARE ITEM TO COME UP FOR AUCTION - Limited Edition of Prints of Manchester United Greats No 39 of 500 Release. Manchester United approached renowded Artist Harold Riley to do a set of Paintings and they are Fantastic.

            Est: £500 - £2,250

            Lot 27 - VERY RARE ITEM TO COME UP FOR AUCTION - Limited Edition of Prints of Manchester United Greats No 39 of 500 Release. Manchester United approached renowded Artist Harold Riley to do a set of Paintings and they are Fantastic.Prints include 1. Sir Matt Busby, Sir Alex Ferguson, Eric Cantona, Denis Law, Bryan Robson, Roy Keane, Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Duncan Edwards. Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes

            Authenticautographsjust4u
          • Harold Riley (1934- ) British. "Charles", Study of a Young Boy, Mixed Media, Signed, Inscribed and Dated '16.3.81', 6" x 4.5".
            Oct. 02, 2019

            Harold Riley (1934- ) British. "Charles", Study of a Young Boy, Mixed Media, Signed, Inscribed and Dated '16.3.81', 6" x 4.5".

            Est: £300 - £400

            Harold Riley (1934- ) British. "Charles", Study of a Young Boy, Mixed Media, Signed, Inscribed and Dated '16.3.81', 6" x 4.5".

            John Nicholson's Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers
          • Lot 27 - VERY RARE ITEM - Limited Edition Prints of Manchester United Greats No 39 of 500 Release. include 1. Busby, Ferguson, Cantona, Law, Robson, Keane, Ronaldo, Duncan Edwards
            Sep. 08, 2019

            Lot 27 - VERY RARE ITEM - Limited Edition Prints of Manchester United Greats No 39 of 500 Release. include 1. Busby, Ferguson, Cantona, Law, Robson, Keane, Ronaldo, Duncan Edwards

            Est: £500 - £1,995

            Lot 27 - VERY RARE ITEM TO COME UP FOR AUCTION - Limited Edition of Prints of Manchester United Greats No 39 of 500 Release. Manchester United approached renowded Artist Harold Riley to do a set of Paintings and they are Fantastic.Prints include 1. Sir Matt Busby, Sir Alex Ferguson, Eric Cantona, Denis Law, Bryan Robson, Roy Keane, Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Duncan Edwards. Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes

            Authenticautographsjust4u
          • AR Harold Riley (British, born 1934) View of Manchester
            Dec. 04, 2018

            AR Harold Riley (British, born 1934) View of Manchester

            Est: £700 - £1,000

            Harold Riley (British, born 1934) View of Manchestersigned and dated 'Riley 86' (lower right) gouache and pencil over a photographic base 29.5 x 43.5cm (11 5/8 x 17 1/8in). Provenance: The Artist, from whom acquired directly by Sylvia Graucob

            Bonhams
          • AR Harold Riley (British, born 1934) Parish Church of St Peter, Prestbury
            Dec. 04, 2018

            AR Harold Riley (British, born 1934) Parish Church of St Peter, Prestbury

            Est: £2,000 - £3,000

            Harold Riley (British, born 1934) Parish Church of St Peter, Prestbury signed and dated 'Riley '83' (lower right)oil on canvasboard58.5 x 74.5cm (23 1/16 x 29 5/16in).together with two offset lithographs after the painting, both printed in colours, 1983, on wove, signed, dated and inscribed 'Artist's Proof', artist's proofs aside from the edition of 250, one from the special edition with matching embossed and signed folio cover (3) Provenance: The Artist, from whom acquired directly by Sylvia GraucobThe present work was commissioned from the Artist to commemorate the restoration of the Parish Church of St Peter, Prestbury, in 1983.

            Bonhams
          • AR Harold Riley (British, born 1934) View of Florence
            Dec. 04, 2018

            AR Harold Riley (British, born 1934) View of Florence

            Est: £800 - £1,200

            Harold Riley (British, born 1934) View of Florencesigned and dated 'Riley 82' (lower right) chalk, pastel and airbrush 55.5 x 81cm (21 7/8 x 31 7/8in). Provenance: The Artist, from whom acquired directly by Sylvia Graucob

            Bonhams
          • AR Harold Riley (British, born 1934) Schnauzer called Ronnie
            Dec. 04, 2018

            AR Harold Riley (British, born 1934) Schnauzer called Ronnie

            Est: £1,000 - £1,500

            Harold Riley (British, born 1934) Schnauzer called Ronnie signed and dated 'Riley '85' (lower right), inscribed 'For Sylvia' (lower left), further inscribed 'December 1973/Schnauzer called Ronnie/Lived in Pendleton near/the croft Laundry- was/kind of disposition and/very affectionate to it's/owner. Had a piercing/bark that was disturbing' (upper right)chalk and pencil51 x 57cm (20 1/16 x 22 7/16in). Provenance: The Artist, from whom acquired directly by Sylvia Graucob

            Bonhams
          • Harold Francis Riley (1934- ), British, PONTE VECCHIO BEFORE THE FLOOD DISASTER OF 1966; ROW HOUSES BROUGHTON, SALFORD, 1967, Two ink, wax, watercolour and pastel pigment drawings on paper; the first title, signed, titled and dated 66 lower right and
            Sep. 20, 2018

            Harold Francis Riley (1934- ), British, PONTE VECCHIO BEFORE THE FLOOD DISASTER OF 1966; ROW HOUSES BROUGHTON, SALFORD, 1967, Two ink, wax, watercolour and pastel pigment drawings on paper; the first title, signed, titled and dated 66 lower right and

            Est: $800 - $1,200

            HAROLD FRANCIS RILEY (1934- ), BRITISHPONTE VECCHIO BEFORE THE FLOOD DISASTER OF 1966; ROW HOUSES BROUGHTON, SALFORD, 1967Two ink, wax, watercolour and pastel pigment drawings on paper; the first title, signed, titled and dated 66 lower right and accompanied by a pen and ink note describing the scene, the historic moment, the medium and the date of this work, signed and dated “Riley 1967” that continues: “His ‘angled’ in the moment at the cared-angle”. The latter title; signed and dated 67 lower rightSight each 9.5 x 13.5 in — 24.1 x 34.3 cm; 10.5 x 14.75 in — 26.7 x 37.5 cmProvenance:The artist’s studio;Gifted to Mrs. Westwell (the present owner’s grandmother), Manchester, England, UK;By descent to the granddaughter, Toronto, ON, circa 1986Estimate: $800—1,200

            Waddington's
          • Harold Francis Riley (1934- ), British, MANCHESTER WORKING CLASS COBBLER, 1960; CHAPEL NESTLED AMONG TREES, Two works on paper; the first title, a crayon drawing heightened with colours; signed and dated 60 lower right, the latter, signed and
            Sep. 20, 2018

            Harold Francis Riley (1934- ), British, MANCHESTER WORKING CLASS COBBLER, 1960; CHAPEL NESTLED AMONG TREES, Two works on paper; the first title, a crayon drawing heightened with colours; signed and dated 60 lower right, the latter, signed and

            Est: $1,000 - $1,500

            HAROLD FRANCIS RILEY (1934- ), BRITISHMANCHESTER WORKING CLASS COBBLER, 1960; CHAPEL NESTLED AMONG TREESTwo works on paper; the first title, a crayon drawing heightened with colours; signed and dated 60 lower right, the latter, signed and inscribed by the artist with presentation: “To my dear friend Mrs. Westwell with love...” in pencil lower rightSight each 12 x 9.25 in — 30.5 x 23.5 cm; 20 x 16 in — 50.8 x 40.6 cmProvenance:J. Davey & Sons framers, Manchester labels verso;The artist’s studio;Gifted to Mrs. Westwell (the present owner’s grandmother), Manchester, England, UK;By descent to the granddaughter, Toronto, ON, circa 1986Estimate: $1,000—1,500

            Waddington's
          • Harold Francis Riley (1934- ), British, YOUNG GIRL, 1961, Oil on panel; signed and dated 61 lower right, 12 x 6 in — 30.5 x 15.2 cm
            Sep. 20, 2018

            Harold Francis Riley (1934- ), British, YOUNG GIRL, 1961, Oil on panel; signed and dated 61 lower right, 12 x 6 in — 30.5 x 15.2 cm

            Est: $700 - $900

            HAROLD FRANCIS RILEY (1934- ), BRITISHYOUNG GIRL, 1961Oil on panel; signed and dated 61 lower right12 x 6 in — 30.5 x 15.2 cmProvenance:J. Davey & Sons, Liverpool;The artist’s studio;Gifted to Mrs. Westwell (the present owner’s grandmother), Manchester, England, UK;By descent to the granddaughter, Toronto, ON, circa 1986Literature:Harold Francis Riley and Laurence Stephen Lowry met in art school in 1945 and the two artists remained closest friends for more than 30 years. For a discussion on Riley’s association with Lowry, see “Northern Soul: He was a genius and a joker: The real Lowry, by his oldest friend,” Daily Mail, 22 June 2013Estimate: $700—900

            Waddington's
          • Harold Francis Riley (1934- ), British, “FOX TAVERN”. “SALFORD WITH KNOCKER-UP”, 1964, Oil on board; signed and dated 64 lower right, titled verso backing, 10.5 x 8 in — 26.7 x 20.3 cm
            Sep. 20, 2018

            Harold Francis Riley (1934- ), British, “FOX TAVERN”. “SALFORD WITH KNOCKER-UP”, 1964, Oil on board; signed and dated 64 lower right, titled verso backing, 10.5 x 8 in — 26.7 x 20.3 cm

            Est: $800 - $1,200

            HAROLD FRANCIS RILEY (1934- ), BRITISH“FOX TAVERN”. “SALFORD WITH KNOCKER-UP”, 1964Oil on board; signed and dated 64 lower right, titled verso backing10.5 x 8 in — 26.7 x 20.3 cmProvenance:Within a Silverwood Productions, Blackburn frame label verso;The artist’s studio;Gifted to Mrs. Westwell (the present owner’s grandmother), Manchester, England, UK;By descent to the granddaughter, Toronto, ON, circa 1986Note:Mrs. Westwell became a good friend of Harold Francis Riley. She was one of the first collectors to buy his paintings. Riley, born December 21, 1934 in Salford, Lancashire, England, befriended the artist, L.S. Lowry (1887–1976), when he was 11 years old. It is reported in the Daily Mail newspaper review that “Nobody knew Lowry better than artist Harold Riley.” Lowry awarded Riley his first art prize at a Salford Grammar School art exhibition in 1945. Lowry helped Riley sell his first artwork to Albert Frape, the curator at the Salford (City) Art Gallery school in 1945. Referred to as both “Lowry’s protégé” and his “partner in mischief,” on the eve of Lowry’s retrospective at the Tate in 1976, Riley states, “‘It was the first picture I sold and Lowry was responsible… he had an immense kindness.’” Riley was Lowry’s strongest supporter and stated, “technically he (Lowry) was a master. His control, the way he put on paint or applied various glazes he himself made, was so sophisticated.” Riley believed his main work was to document the city and his life-cycle in Salford in paintings, drawings and photographs. His deep affection for his home town cemented a friendship with L.S. Lowry. Following Albert Frape’s suggestion, Lowry and Riley worked together on the Salford City project until the end of the 20th Century. “Frape said to Lowry, ‘I think it would be rather nice to have this city recorded for a century – you’ve done the first 50 years,’ and then Lowry turned and asked me (Riley) to do the second 50.” The Salford City Council created an archive and studio for Riley in the conservation area around the old fire station on the Crescent in Salford.Estimate: $800—1,200

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          • AR Harold Riley (British, born 1934) Chimney, Brindle Heath
            Jul. 10, 2018

            AR Harold Riley (British, born 1934) Chimney, Brindle Heath

            Est: £4,000 - £6,000

            Harold Riley (British, born 1934) Chimney, Brindle Heath signed and dated 'Riley 70' (lower right)oil on board50.5 x 76.5cm (19 7/8 x 30 1/8in). ProvenanceAcquired directly from the Artist by the family of the present owner

            Bonhams
          • AR Harold Riley (British, born 1934) The Passage leading to Lancaster Road, Salford
            Jul. 10, 2018

            AR Harold Riley (British, born 1934) The Passage leading to Lancaster Road, Salford

            Est: £6,000 - £8,000

            Harold Riley (British, born 1934) The Passage leading to Lancaster Road, Salfordsigned and dated 'Riley 62' (lower right) oil on board 94 x 59cm (37 x 23 1/4in). ProvenanceAcquired by the family of the present owner circa the 1970s, and thence by descent

            Bonhams
          • Harold Riley (British, b.1934) 'Cottage Wall, Guernsey', watercolour,
            Jun. 21, 2018

            Harold Riley (British, b.1934) 'Cottage Wall, Guernsey', watercolour,

            Est: £150 - £200

            Harold Riley (British, b.1934) 'Cottage Wall, Guernsey', watercolour, pen and ink, signed 'Riley' and dated '88 lower right, 6 1/2 x 9 3/4in. (16.5 x 24.75cm.), well framed and mounted. * Condition: Good condition. Very faint mount burn to left edge and one tiny fox mark. Frame also in good condition.

            Martel Maides
          • Harold Riley (British, b.1934) Castle Cornet and the harbour, titled 'St Peter Port, Guernsey',
            Jun. 21, 2018

            Harold Riley (British, b.1934) Castle Cornet and the harbour, titled 'St Peter Port, Guernsey',

            Est: £150 - £200

            Harold Riley (British, b.1934) Castle Cornet and the harbour, titled 'St Peter Port, Guernsey', watercolour, pen and ink, signed 'Riley' and dated '88 lower right, 8 1/2 x 10 1/2in. (21.5 x 26.7cm.), well framed and mounted. * Condition: Good condition. Minor mount burn but no other faults. Frame and mount in good condition.

            Martel Maides
          • Harold Riley (British, b.1934) 'Spring Lane, Guernsey',
            Jun. 21, 2018

            Harold Riley (British, b.1934) 'Spring Lane, Guernsey',

            Est: £100 - £150

            Harold Riley (British, b.1934) 'Spring Lane, Guernsey', mixed media - print with handpainted embellishment - signed 'Riley' and dated '88 lower right, 10 1/4 x 13 3/4in. (26 x 35cm.); together with another similar work by the same hand, also titled 'Spring Lane, Guernsey', annotated with notes in the artist's hand, 9 3/4 x 14 3/4in. (24.75 x 37.5cm.), well framed and mounted. (2) * Condition: The first with light mount burn, otherwise very good. The other work very good.

            Martel Maides
          • Harold Riley (British, b.1934) 'Winter Ferry', St. Peter Port, Guernsey,
            Jun. 21, 2018

            Harold Riley (British, b.1934) 'Winter Ferry', St. Peter Port, Guernsey,

            Est: £100 - £150

            Harold Riley (British, b.1934) 'Winter Ferry', St. Peter Port, Guernsey, mixed media - print with handpainted embellishment - signed 'Riley' and dated '89 lower right, 10 x 15 3/4in. (25.5 x 40cm.); together with another similar work by the same hand, 'The Rock', signed faintly lower right, 10 3/4 x 14 3/4in. (27.25 x 37.5cm.), well framed and mounted. (2) * Condition: Very good condition, with no faults.

            Martel Maides
          • Harold Riley (British, b.1934) 'First snowdrops, Torteval, Guernsey'; 'Wild violets - amongst trees,
            Jun. 21, 2018

            Harold Riley (British, b.1934) 'First snowdrops, Torteval, Guernsey'; 'Wild violets - amongst trees,

            Est: £400 - £600

            Harold Riley (British, b.1934) 'First snowdrops, Torteval, Guernsey'; 'Wild violets - amongst trees, St Andrews, Guernsey, a pair, watercolour on wove paper, signed and inscribed lower right, the first dated '89, 27 x 20 1/2in. (68.5 x 52cm.). (2) * Condition: Both in very good condition, with no faults. Well framed.

            Martel Maides
          • Harold Riley (British, b.1934) 'Steps, St Peter Port, Guernsey',
            Jun. 21, 2018

            Harold Riley (British, b.1934) 'Steps, St Peter Port, Guernsey',

            Est: £300 - £400

            Harold Riley (British, b.1934) 'Steps, St Peter Port, Guernsey', watercolour over a monochrome printed base, signed 'Riley' and dated '88 lower right, 18 1/4 x 22in. (46.5 x 56cm.), well framed and mounted. * Condition: Very good, gallery condition with no faults. Frame and mount in good condition.

            Martel Maides
          • Harold Riley (British, b.1934) 'Steps, St Peter Port, Guernsey',
            Jun. 21, 2018

            Harold Riley (British, b.1934) 'Steps, St Peter Port, Guernsey',

            Est: £150 - £200

            Harold Riley (British, b.1934) 'Steps, St Peter Port, Guernsey', watercolour, pen and ink, signed 'Riley' and dated '88 lower right, 9 1/2 x 9 3/4in. (24 x 24.75cm.), well framed and mounted. * Condition: Very faint mount burn. Otherwise good with no other faults.

            Martel Maides
          • Harold Riley (British, b.1934) L'Eree and Lihou Island, Guernsey, watercolour,
            Jun. 21, 2018

            Harold Riley (British, b.1934) L'Eree and Lihou Island, Guernsey, watercolour,

            Est: £200 - £250

            Harold Riley (British, b.1934) L'Eree and Lihou Island, Guernsey, watercolour, pen and ink, signed 'Riley' and dated '87 lower right, 10 1/4 x 15in. (26 x 38cm.), well framed and mounted. * Condition: Gallery condition - very good. Frame also in good condition.

            Martel Maides
          • Harold Riley (British, b.1934) 'Cottage Wall, Guernsey', mixed media - print with handpainted embellishment,
            Jun. 21, 2018

            Harold Riley (British, b.1934) 'Cottage Wall, Guernsey', mixed media - print with handpainted embellishment,

            Est: £100 - £150

            Harold Riley (British, b.1934) 'Cottage Wall, Guernsey', mixed media - print with handpainted embellishment, signed and dated '88 lower right, 10 x 15in. (25.5 x 38cm.); together with another similar work by the same hand, 'Spring Lane', signed and dated '89 lower right, 9 1/4 x 14 1/4in. (23.5 x 36.2cm.), well framed and mounted. (2) * Condition: Both in very good condition.

            Martel Maides
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