HAROLD GRESLEY (1892 - 1967)

'THE STRAITS, DOVEDALE, PEAK DISTRICT, DERBYSHIRE'

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COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
England

DATED
1930 - 1940's

MEDIUM
Watercolour

SIGNED
Bottom LHS

DIMENSIONS

Painting measurement
380 mm x 270 mm
(15 inch x 10.75 inch)
Framed measurement
530 mm x 430 mm
( 21 inch x 17.5 inch) 

PRICE
£475

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COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

England

DATED

1930 - 1940's

MEDIUM

Watercolour

SIGNED

Bottom RHS

DIMENSIONS

Painting measuremant

380 mm x 270 mm

(15 inch x 10.75 inch)

Framed measurement

630 mm x 520 mm

( 25 inch x 20.5 inch) 

PRICE

£575

 

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

England

DATED

1930 - 1940's

MEDIUM

Watercolour

SIGNED

Bottom RHS

DIMENSIONS

Painting measuremant

380 mm x 270 mm

(15 inch x 10.75 inch)

Framed measurement

630 mm x 520 mm

( 25 inch x 20.5 inch) 

PRICE

£575

 

Good sized watercolour by well known and highly collected Derbyshire artist Harold Gresley, depicting a scene along the Straits in Dovedale, near Ashbourne., Derbyshire. To the RHS runs the River Dove and to the LHS a footpath along the grassy bank where three figures are taking a moment by the river with their collie dog. To the Backdrop are the Dovedales.  

Gresley’s work is filled with light which has been captured with a real delicacy of touch. His paintings are a wonderful example of the beautiful results which can be achieved with the tricky medium of watercolour. They are never overworked but are still filled with an incredible level of detail.

 

HAROLD GRESLEY (1892 - 1967)

Harold Gresley was an early 20th century watercolour painter of landscapes and he painted many scenes of Derbyshire including many places around Dovedale, the River Trent, villages, farmhouses and other scenes in the countryside. Harold Gresley was born in Derbyshire and studied at the Derby School of Art in 1912 but when the war broke out he was enlisted in the Sherwood Foresters and in 1917 he won a Distinguished Conduct Medal. On return to the country he continued his studies in art at Nottingham in 1919, learning much from the landscape painter Arthur Spooner. He had a studio in Irongate, Derby and also taught at Repton School from 1924 for many years.

He soon became a notable painter of landscapes and portraits in watercolour and oil and the Derbyshire Museum and Art Gallery has a substantial collection of his work. He lived in Chellaston, near Derby until his death in 1967.

He was the son of Frank Gresley and grandson of James Stephen Gresley, both of whom were highly accomplished landscape artists and known for their beautiful watercolours of the Trent Valley and the hilly landscape Derbyshire countryside.