William Greaves (1852-1938) was born in Leeds and studied at Sheffield College of Art. He travelled and exhibited widely at galleries including the Royal Academy, Royal Cambrian Academy, Manchester and Liverpool. He worked mostly in oils and his subjects include landscapes in and around Wharfedale in Yorkshire and Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire.
This interesting old picture of Filey on the Yorkshire coast measures 12"x 18" and is signed lower left. On the back is an inscription in the artists hand with the title. It is in a fine quality gilt frame giving an overall size of 18"x 24".