William Ashford

c1746-1824 Ireland-Rococo

 

Brief Biography-William Ashford was born in Birmingham where he spent his youth, there a no accounts of his life at that time. He moved to Ireland when he was eighteen and was later considered to be an Irish artist, Ireland was where he did most if not all of his work. He started out painting still life paintings but his travels around Ireland working with the Ordnance Office in Dublin Castle stimulated him to paint landscapes. There are no records of him receiving instruction in art; it is considered he was mainly self-taught. His landscapes began to be exhibited in 1772 and commissions were bountiful as his work was always well received. He had several exhibitions in Dublin and in London before settling in Sandymount Dublin for the later part of his life; however, his success lessened during this period. He became the first President of the Royal Hibernian Academy at the age of seventy-seven, a year before he died.

 

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Ringsend
Dock

Opening of the Ringsend Docks 1796

A Flower
Piece

a flower piece

Frascati
House

A Carriage Passing Frascati

Dublin
-Chapelizod

View of Dublin from Chapelizod

An Idyllic
Landscape

An Idyllic Landscape

Royal Charter
School

The Royal Charter School Clontarf

View of
Charleville

River in the Demesne at Charleville

View
of Kilarney

View of Kilarney

Clodiagh
River

Clodiagh River near Charleville Forest

Cloghoughter
Castle

Cloghoughter Castle Co Cavan

Dargle
Valley

Dargle Valley

Chapelizod
Detail

Chapelizod Detail

Dublin Bay
from Clontarf

Dublin Bay from Clontarf

Landscape with
a Castle

 Landscape with a Castle

Wounded
Stag

Jacques and the Wounded Stag

Rural
Scene

Rural Scene

Cattle by a
Watermill

Cattle by a Watermill

Mount
Merrion Park

View in Mount Merrion Park

Mount Merrion
Park A

Mount Merrion Park A

Mount
Merrion Pk

Mount Merrion Pk

Mount Merrion
Park D

Mount Merrion Park D

Mount Merrion
Park C

Mount Merrion Park C

The Casino
at Marino Dublin

The Casino at Marino Dublin

Thunderstorm
Landscape

Thunderstorm landscape

A
Landscape

Landscape

Powerscourt
Wicklow

View of Powerscourt Demesne

A Wooded
Landscap

A Wooded Landscape With Figures And Livestock On A Path And Ruinsbeyond

Kilrush
House

Kilrush House

Dublin from
Clontarf

A View of Dublin from Clontarf

Howth
Castle

Howth Castle

Belan
House

Belan House Ballitore County Kildare Seat of the Earls of Aldborough