7986P BUILDING THE HAYRICK HERBERT ROYLE 1870-1958
Signed Oil on canvas 12 x 16 inches Framed size 18 ½ x 22 ½ inches
Herbert Royle was born in Manchester. He studied art at the Harris Institute in Preston and under the landscape painter Buxton Knight. He went on to become a painter of landscapes.Herbert lived in Southport until 1918 when he moved to the Yorkshire Dales, settling first near Bolton Abbey and then moving to Nessfield near Ilkley, where he made his home for more than forty years. He is best known for his winter landscapes of Wharfdale and the Scottish Highlands. Herbert continued to paint until shortly before his death.He first exhibited his work in Liverpool and then had work accepted by the New English Arts Club in 1892. For fifty years he exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1894 and the Royal Scottish Academy from 1900, as well as the Glasgow Institute and the Royal Institute of Painters in Oil. Herbert also exhibited frequently in Yorkshire. He died at Nessfield on 19 October 1958.A retrospective exhibition was held at the Cartwright Memorial Hall, Bradford in 1947. Works Represented: Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport; Brighton and Hove Museums and Art Galleries; Cartwright Hall, Bradford; Manchester City Art Gallery, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; Tameside Museums & Galleries; Mercer Gallery, Harrogate; University of Leeds, and the Harris Museum, Preston. Bibl: Yorkshire Artists- Harry Turnbull; Victorian Painters-Christopher Wood This painting is in lovely original order in a nice period frame.