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Richard ASHTON

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia born 1913 – 2001

  • Europe, America periods during 1945-60

Portrait of Alfred Hill, Mosman 10 December 1948 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, graphite; paper drawing in black pencil Support: paper mounted on cardboard
Manufacturer's Mark: presence of manufacturer's mark undetermined due to secondary support.

Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right in black pencil, 'J Richard Ashton/ 10-12-48'. titled lower left in black pencil, 'Alfred Hill / Mossman'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: inscribed lower left sideways in black pencil 'Thymolised Feb 74 RA'.
Dimensions: image 28.6 h x 20.5 w cm sheet (irregular) 31.4 h x 23.2 w cm backing 34.0 h x 24.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1977
Accession No: NGA 77.59.34
Provenance:
  • With the artist at his death in 1942.
  • By descent to Richard Ashton, the artist's son.
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Richard Ashton, Sydney, April 1977.