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Title

Julian Ashton

1928


Artist

George W Lambert

Russia, Australia

1873 - 1930


About

Julian Ashton (1851–1942) founded what is now known as the Julian Ashton Art School in The Rocks district of Sydney in 1896, which provided training for numerous subsequently eminent artists. As portraitist, landscape painter and illustrator, Ashton was a respected artist in his own right and a leading advocate of Impressionism in Sydney. A trustee of the Art Gallery of New South Wales from 1889–1940, he was an influential figure in Sydney artistic circles for over forty years.

This work was a finalist in the 1928 Archibald Prize and was acquired by the Gallery in 1929.


Details


Other Title

Julian Rossi Ashton


Date

1928


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

127.0 x 103.0 cm


Signature & date

Signed and dated bot.c., black oil "G.W. Lambert ARA/ 1928".


Credit

Purchased 1929


Location

Not on display


Accession number

848


Archibald Prize

- 1928


Artist information

George W Lambert

Works in the collection

97


Shown in 6 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


Anne Douglas, Painting The Rocks: the loss of old Sydney, 'Stories from Old Sydney: Julian Ashton', pg. 115, Sydney, 2010, 114 (colour illus.).

William Moore, The story of Australian art from the earliest known art of the continent to the art of today (Vol. 1), 'Schools', pg. 214-232, Sydney, 1934, (illus.).

Tony Tuckson, New South Wales Travelling Art Scholarship 1900 to 1956, Sydney, 1956, 7. cat.no. 2

Sydney Ure Smith and Leon Gellert (Editors), Art in Australia [series 3, no. 29], Sydney, Sep 1929, (colour illus.). plate no. 2

John Young and Henry Gibbons, The Sydney Art School retrospective exhibition 1890-1933, Sydney, 1933, (colour illus.). cat.no. 236; titled 'Julian Rossi Ashton'; not paginated