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Title

Sentry-box Reach, Hawkesbury River, New South Wales

1886


Artist

Julian Ashton

England, Australia

27 Jan 1851 - 27 Apr 1942


About

Ashton's 'Sentry-box Reach' was painted when he was a staff artist for The picturesque atlas of Australasia; a position which allowed him to travel widely. The Hawkesbury soon became a favourite haunt for painting. He returned to it frequently with artist friends. 'Sentry-box Reach' is a classic example of nineteenth-century British watercolour technique – transparent washes of watercolour over barely perceptible pencil outlines, occasionally with some minor scraping out for highlights. It is a particularly convincing study of the expanse and conditions of the Hawkesbury landscape.


Details


Other Title

Sentry Box Reach [1948]


Place where the work was made

Hawkesbury River Sydney New South Wales Australia


Date

1886


Media category

Watercolour


Materials used

pencil, watercolour, scraping out on paper


Dimensions

59.7 x 92.4 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.l., brown watercolour "J.R. ASHTON". Dated l.r., "1884".


Credit

Gift of Howard Hinton 1924


Location

Not on display


Accession number

22


Artist information

Julian Ashton

Works in the collection

27


Referenced in 9 publications

Bibliography


Julian Ashton, Now came still evening on, Sydney, 1941, 51.

Hendrik Kolenberg, Australian watercolours 1880s to 1990s, 'Introduction: Painting in watercolour', pg. 8-16, Sydney, 1995, 2-3 (colour illus.), 8-9, 17 (colour illus.), 113. cat.no. 1. The colour illustration on pages 2-3 is a detail of the image.

Lionel Lindsay, A memorial volume to Howard Hinton patron of art, Sydney, 1951, 91 (colour illus.). cat.no. 53

Lionel Lindsay, Howard Hinton memorial exhibition, 'Howard Hinton, OBE', pg. 2-3, Sydney, 1948, 10. cat.no. 53; titled 'Sentry Box Reach'

Riverside Plants of the Hawkesbury-Napean, Sydney, 1995, cover. PS Worksheet 400

Nineteenth century Australian watercolours from the collection, Sydney, 1991. cat.no. 4

Australian watercolours 1802-1926: in the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1991, 71 (illus.).

The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Art exhibition', Sydney, 27 Oct 1884. page unknown

Julian Ashton 1851-1942, Sydney, 1982, 4, 21 (illus.). not exhibited