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John William Ashton

Canada (1881 -  1963 )
ASHTON John William Interior Of A Field Hospital Tent

Heffel
Nov 30, 2017
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Ashton William

 

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John William Ashton - Algonquin Park

John William Ashton - Algonquin Park

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Lot number: 109
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JOHN WILLIAM BEATTY, O.S.A., R.C.A. ALGONQUIN PARK oil on canvas signed 28 ins x 36 ins; 69.9 cms x 91.4 cms Provenance: Private Collection, Barrie, Ontario John William Beatty (1869-1941) was central to the establishment of a distinctly Canadian approach to painting. He was a leading figure during the incipient years of the formation of Canada\’s national school of painting - the Algonquin School. As was the custom at that time, Beatty studied art at the academies in Europe. He returned to Canada in 1909, roughly concurrent with A.Y. Jackson and Lawren Harris, who also studied abroad. The idea of a national approach to painting was still nascent. Eric Brown, director of the National Gallery wrote that he looked to Beatty and C. W. Jefferys to lead the way for the younger artists. At the insistence of the artist, Brown convinced the National Gallery to exchange a Dutch scene in their collection by Beatty for a newly completed picture by him, The Evening Cloud of the Northland (1910), thus establishing his credentials as a proponent of Canadian subject matter. This work and Algonquin Park forge a distinct approach. The elements of the composition are aligned horizontally, parallel to the picture plane, a screen of trees framing the view. Both paintings are grounded by a calm, underspoken majesty of nature, the fleeting effects of changing weather captured using Post -Impressionist technique. To that date, few painters had braved a painting of such a remote locale. It was a beacon to the aspiring new movement; it also became the standard format for Thomson paintings. In 1912 Beatty became president of the Arts and Letters Club, the second home to the future members of the Group of Seven. In 1914, he was invited to take one of the six studios in the newly constructed Studio Building, alongside Harris, Mac Donald, Jackson and Thomson. Beatty and JEH Mac Donald went to Algonquin Park in March of 1914 and met up with Jackson, who had travelled there that year for the first time, a full four years after Beatty. It is presumed that Beatty also made sketching trips with Thomson to Algonquin. (Following Thomson\’s untimely death, Beatty designed the stonework and Macdonald provided the plaque for the cairn they erected at Canoe Lake in memory of Thomson.) Rather surprisingly, Beatty was not invited to be a member of the Group of Seven or to exhibit in their inaugural Group of Seven exhibition held at the Art Gallery of Toronto in May 1920. Throughout the remainder of his career Beatty returned to the tenets of Post-Impressionism and a rugged naturalism such as we witness with Algonquin Park. Beatty was elected to the Ontario Society of Artists and the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. His work is represented in numerous prestigious collections, including the National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, University of Toronto Hart House, the Mc Michael Canadian Art Collection, the Canadian War Museum, among others.
John William Ashton - Interior Of A Field Hospital Tent

John William Ashton - Interior Of A Field Hospital Tent

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Lot number: 402
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Lot # 402 Historical Canadian Art Online auction , John William (J.W.) Beatty , OSA RCA 1869 - 1941 Canadian Interior of a Field Hospital Tent oil on board circa 1918 signed 8 1/2 x 10 1/2 in 21.6 x 26.7cm Provenance: The Family of J. W. Beatty By descent to the Artist's niece, Olive Richards, Ontario Private Estate, St. Thomas, Ontario Private Collection, Toronto During World War I, Beatty was one of the first four official Canadian War Artists appointed by the Canadian War Memorials Fund. The other three were Frederick Varley, Maurice Cullen and Charles Simpson, each of whom were given the rank of captain and full military pay. After some time languishing in the Whitby base near Toronto, Beatty was shipped overseas to France along with Cullen. Often working under German fire, they sketched at the Canadian front, depicting “…the horror, the honour and the humanity of the battlefield...” It is worth noting that the tented field hospital in this panel is very likely the same one depicted in Beatty’s Canadian Hospital Tent sketch, lot 402 in Heffel’s November 26th, 2016 sale. Please note: this work is on preview at the Design Exchange, Toronto from November 18 - 23, 2017. ,
John William Ashton - Le Pont Neuf, Paris

John William Ashton - Le Pont Neuf, Paris

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Lot number: 83
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JOHN WILLIAM (WILL) ASHTON (1881-1963)

Le Pont Neuf, Paris

oil on canvas on board

signed lower left: WILL ASHTON

bears artist's name and titled on The Fine Art Society label verso

35.5 x 43 cm

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Private Collection, Sydney

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Australian & International Art
John William Ashton - Sydney Harbour / Australia

John William Ashton - Sydney Harbour / Australia

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Lot number: 67
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SIR JOHN WILLIAM (WILL) ASHTON (1881-1963)
SYDNEY HARBOUR / AUSTRALIA. Circa 1934.
20x25 inches,50 3/4x63 1/2 cm. W.T. Baker & Co., Ltd.
Condition B+ / B: restoration and overpainting along vertical fold; repaired tears and restoration at edges.
Ashton was born in Britain but moved with his family to Australia at an early age. A prodigious painter, he became the director of The National Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1937. In 1932, upon returning from a year's sojourn abroad and speaking of the hoardings in England, Ashton said "big posters of Sydney Harbour, the Harbour Bridge . . . would do much more to help Australia than bus-stop printed entreaties to eat Australian raisins. This is an age of colorful advertising, and it is a great mistake not to recognize the fact" (The Sydney Morning Herald, January 8, 1932, p. 8). Monash 23.
John William Ashton - “moonlight, France”

John William Ashton - “moonlight, France”

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Lot number: 24
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JOHN WILLIAM (WILL) ASHTON (1881-1963)
“Moonlight, France”
Canvas on Board
58x74cm
Signed Lower Left
“That we know him to stand in distinguished succession to people like Streeton and Roberts”
. (Sir Robert Menzies, Canberra, 15th Nov. 1960)
This work relates to a number of important moonlight scenes painted in France by a number of Australian artists.
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