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Old Colonial House

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'Boat House, Point Clare (N.S.W.)' 1916
Sydney Harbour Views (2)
Shipping on Yarra

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Julian Rossi Ashton was born in London in 1851, the eldest of the five children of Thomas Briggs Ashton and his wife, a Florentine and daughter of an Italian count. He studied in the West London School of Art, London and Academie Julian in Paris around 1873. In 1878 he moved to Australia as illustrator for the Illustrated Australian News. He became friendly with Louis Buvelot in Melbourne, and with his brother George, covered the demise of the Kelly gang at Glenrowan. After 5 years he moved to a rival paper, the Australasian Sketcher. He was a teacher at the Art Society of N.S.W. School from 1892-96, and he founded the Julian Ashton Art School.

Julian Ashton is one of the most prolific of the artists listed in our database, with the number of works offered for sale by auction since 1967 of 546, of which 362 (66%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $147,625 for Circular Quay, Sydney 1888 sold by Deutscher~Menzies in September 2004. This year 21 works have been offered for sale. Works by Julian Ashton are held by the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of NSW and a further seven major public national galleries (see list below).

Julian Ashton is listed in the following standard biographical references:

  • McCulloch, Alan McCulloch, Susan McCulloch, Emily McCulloch-Childs. The New McCulloch's Encyclopedia of Australian Art. 4th Edition, Aus Art Melbourne & The Miegunyah Press, 2006. Page 221
  • Campbell, Jean. Australian Watercolour Painters: 1780 to the Present Day. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1989. Page 280
  • Dictionary of Australian Artists Online, an online resource for biographical data about Australian artists, designers, craftspeople and curators.
  • The Find New Zealand Artists web site: a database of artist names that directs researchers to the rich resources found in New Zealand's libraries, art society exhibition histories and published sources.

Artists' Resale Royalty

Could the second and subsequent works by this artist sold after June 9, 2010 for over $1,000 be liable for the Artists' Resale Royalty? More info…

No, ineligible. The artist has been deceased for more than 70 years.

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