James Stephen Gresley

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James Stephen Gresley
James Stephen Gresley On The Dove.jpg
"On the Dove"
Born 1829
Died 1908
Nationality English
Known for First of a line of Derbyshire artists

James Stephen Gresley (1829–1908) was an English artist, the first of a line of Derbyshire artists.


Gresley was born in Sandiacre in Derbyshire. His son was Frank Gresley who had, in turn, two sons, Harold and Cuthbert who were noted artists.[1] Gresley had a number of paintings included in the "Goodey Collection" and in the related book.[2]

Gresley lived at Draycott, Borrowash and Chellaston in Derbyshire, but he also lived in Yorkshire,[3] where he created watercolours of the counties where he had lived.[4] Gresley died in Wakefield, Yorkshire, in 1908 after exhibiting in galleries in London and locally. He has several paintings in Derby Museum and Art Gallery[5] with one currently (2011) on display in the Goodey Room in Derby Central Library.


  1. ^ Derbyshire Artists Derbyshire UK
  2. ^ Allard, Sarah; Nicola Rippon (2003). Goodey's Derby. Breedon Books. p. 157. ISBN 1-85983-379-9. 
  3. ^ Benton Fine Art, accessed July 2011 Archived 2012-03-19 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "All About Derbyshire", Edward Bradbury, illustrated by Gresley, 1884
  5. ^ Gresley paintings, BBC, accessed July 2011

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