09 Aug 1877 - 30 Apr 1964
Blue Mountain Steepes
oil on canvas
91.5 x 122.0 cm stretcher; 109.2 x 139.6 x 7.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l. corner, red oil "HOWARD ASHTON/ 1926".
Gift of R.R. Dangar 1927
Not on display
Shown in 6 exhibitions
Society of Artists Annual Exhibition (1925), Education Department Gallery [Loftus Street], Sydney, 11 Sep 1925–03 Oct 1925
Exhibition of pictures from Southern States, Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane, 22 Jul 1930–16 Aug 1930
150 years of Australian art (1938), National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Jan 1938–25 Apr 1938
A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Sep 1953–25 Oct 1953
Picturing the Great Divide: visions from Australia’s Blue Mountains, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba, 17 Nov 2012–03 Feb 2013
Going West (working title), Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, Emu Plains, 01 Jan 2020–31 Dec 2020
Referenced in 7 publications
Herbert Badham, A gallery of Australian art, 'Introduction', pg. v-vii., Sydney, 1954, xi, (illus.). plate no. 30
Paula Dredge, Margaret Sawicki, Steven Miller and Unknown, S.A. Parker Framing Works, 'Works in the collection with known Parker frames', pg. 27-68, Sydney, 2004, 33 (illus.).
Lionel Lindsay, 150 years of Australian art, Sydney, 1938. not paginated, cat.no. 143 [Gallery No.2]
Sydney Ure Smith and Unknown (Editors), Art in Australia [series 3, no. 18], Sydney, Dec 1926, frontispiece (colour illus.). titled 'Blue Moutain Steepes'; the caption for this reproduction indicates that the work was shown in the annual exhibition of the Society of Artists in 1926, however, the work is not listed in that catalogue
Unknown, Picturing the Great Divide: visions from Australia's Blue Mountains, Katoomba, 2012, 60, 62 (colour illus.), 113.
Unknown, Exhibition of pictures from Southern States, Brisbane, 1930. cat.no. 4; loaned by Trustees New South Wales Art Gallery
Unknown, A catalogue of Australian oil paintings in the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1875-1952, Sydney, 1953, 15. cat.no. 11