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ASHTON, Sir John William (Australian, 1881-1963)
[Original Signed Watercolour of Sydney Harbour].
1898. Watercolour ca. 24x33 cm (9 ½ x 13 in), signed and dated "W.A. 98" in the lower right corner. Recently matted. Watercolour in very good condition. This atmospheric attractive watercolour shows the Sydney waterfront with a docked sailing vessel in the foreground. The prolific artist produced many landscapes of Australia as well as of Europe and the Middle East and travelled widely in his life. "Sir John William "Will" Ashton OBE, ROI was a British-Australian artist and Director of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales from 1937 to 1945" (Wikipedia).