Ashton, Julian Rossi (1851-1942)

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A., J. R. (1851-1942)
Ashton, J. R. (1851-1942)
Ashton, J. R. (Julian Rossi) (1851-1942)
Ashton, Julian
Ashton, Julian (1851-1942)
Ashton, Julian R. (1851-1942)
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artist; art teacher; lecturer, writer; Art Teacher; Artist; Cartoonist / Illustrator; Painter; Gallery Owner; Art teacher and founder of the Sydney [later Julian Ashton] Art School; Freelance Illustrator
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Julian Rossi Ashton (1851-1942), art teacher and artist, was born on 27 January 1851 at Addlestone, Surrey, England, elder son of a wealthy American, Thomas Briggs Ashton, and his wife Henrietta, daughter...

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Founder of the Julian Ashton Art School. Ashton dominated artistic circles in Sydney for over fifty years. He re-established the Society of Artists of which he was President from 1907-1921.

painter, illustrator, etcher, art teacher and author, was born in Addlestone, Surrey, England, on 27 January 1851, the first child of Henrietta, nee Rossi (born in Florence, married in Italy and said to have been of the Italian nobility), and Thomas Briggs Ashton (1808-1866), a painter, wood engraver and dealer in artists’ supplies from Philadelphia, USA. Soon after Julian’s birth the family moved to Gulval, Penzance, where his two sisters and two brothers (including George Rossi , born 1857) were born. J.R.A.'s earliest known surviving work, House and Garden Pengarye 1863 (National Gallery of Australia [NGA]), was painted in Cornwall. Soon afterwards (c.1864) the family moved to Totnes, Devonshire, where Julian attended the local grammar school. When his father died in 1866 the family moved to London. From c.1866-73 he worked for the Great Eastern Railway Company, Stratford, then for Hart Son Peard and Co., church fitters, London. From 1868/69 to 1871 he studied art according to the South Kensington system at the West London School of Art, then for a short period was at l’Academie Julian, Paris (1874). Six sketchbooks (NGA) include work of his student years: no.1 London c.1871-76; no.2, purchased in Paris, includes the address of an engraving shop in Paris and a drawing dated 5 September 1874, as well as a later sketch dated ’20 February 1875, Chiselhurst’; no.5 portrait notes with London addresses; no.4 begins with scene in Cape Town dated 1878; no.3 begins with Sydney scenes (Sturgess). In London he worked as a freelance ...

  • June 1878 arrived Melbourne on board the 'Cuzco'

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The death on Monday afternoon, at the age of 91, of Mr. Julian Rossi Ashton, teacher and painter, ended a life devoted to art.

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  • (see also) Art Society of New South Wales; Society of Artists, Sydney; Trustee of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales; CBE

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  1. Julian Ashton : 14 November 1981 - 31 January 1982
    Ashton, Julian Rossi, 1851-1942
    [ Book : 1981-1982 ]
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  2. Julian Ashton : essay on the artist / by Dinah Dysart
    Ashton, Julian Rossi
    [ Book, Conference Proceedings : 1981 ]
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    Julian Ashton : essay on the artist / by Dinah Dysart
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  3. Now came still evening on / by Julian Ashton
    Ashton, Julian Rossi, 1851-1942
    [ Book : 1941 ]
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  4. The brochure of Julian Ashton
    Ashton, Julian, 1851-1942
    [ Book : 1900-1999 ]
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  5. Now came still evening on / by Julian Ashton
    Ashton, Julian Rossi, 1851-1942
    [ Book : 1941 ]
    Languages: English;French, [1 other]
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  6. A Malay Proa in the Gulf of Carpentaria
    Ashton, Julian Rossi (1851-1942)
    [ Art work : 1886 ]
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    A Malay Proa in the Gulf of Carpentaria
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  7. The Julian Ashton book
    Ashton, Julian, 1851-1942
    [ Book : 1920 ]
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  8. [Julian Ashton : Australasian Art & Artists File]
    Ashton, Julian Rossi, 1851-1942
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  9. Eliza Ashton, the artist's wife standing under a wattle, New South Wales, 1880 / Julian Rossi Ashton
    Ashton, Julian Rossi, 1851-1942
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  10. Portrait of Bishop Moorhouse being copy from the oil painting by Mr. J. R. Ashton / Foster & Martin
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    [ Photograph : 1881 ]
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Resources about Julian Rossi Ashton (9)

  1. Julian Ashton : 14 November 1981 - 31 January 1982
    Ashton, Julian Rossi, 1851-1942
    [ Book : 1981-1982 ]
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  2. Julian Ashton : essay on the artist / by Dinah Dysart
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    [ Book, Conference Proceedings : 1981 ]
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  3. Now came still evening on / by Julian Ashton
    Ashton, Julian Rossi, 1851-1942
    [ Book : 1941 ]
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  4. The brochure of Julian Ashton
    Ashton, Julian, 1851-1942
    [ Book : 1900-1999 ]
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  5. Now came still evening on / by Julian Ashton
    Ashton, Julian Rossi, 1851-1942
    [ Book : 1941 ]
    Languages: English;French, [1 other]
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  6. The Julian Ashton book
    Ashton, Julian, 1851-1942
    [ Book : 1920 ]
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  7. Julian Ashton / Fred Britton
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    [ Art work : 1928 ]
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  8. The Julian Ashton exhibition
    [ Book : 1919 ]
    At State Library of QLD
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  9. [Joe Byrne's body outside Benalla Police Station] J. W. Lindt
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    [ Photograph : 1880 ]
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