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George W Lambert Mr Julian Rossi Ashton

oil on canvas

127 x 103 cm

This portrait of Julian Ashton (1851–1942) by George W Lambert is now in the Art Gallery of NSW collection.

Ashton 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 a portraitist, landscape painter and illustrator, he 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 to 1940, he was an influential figure in Sydney artistic circles.