Lot 96

WILLIAM ASHFORD (BIRMINGHAM C.1746-1824 DUBLIN)
A wooded landscape with a herder and his flock on a path, ruins beyond
signed and dated ‘W. Ashford / 1809’ (lower centre)
oil on canvas
21 1/8 x 29 1/2 in. (53.6 x 75 cm.)

PROVENANCE:
Anonymous sale; Christie’s, London, 20 November 1981, lot 75.

Anonymous sale; James Adams & Sons Ltd., Dublin, 20 November 1986, lot 118.

Anonymous sale; Christie’s, London, 14 May 2004, lot 23, where acquired by the present owner.

LITERATURE:

A. Crookshank, ‘A Life devoted to Landscape Painting: William Ashford’, Irish Arts Review Yearbook, XI, 1995, p. 130, no. 77.

Estimate: £5,000-£7,000