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Julian Rossi Ashton (1851-1942)
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Julian Rossi Ashton (1851-1942)

Louis Abrahams

Julian Rossi Ashton (1851-1942)
Louis Abrahams
signed with initials 'JRA' (lower right)
oil on board
8 5/8 x 7in. (21.8 x 17.8cm.)
A gift from the artist to the sitter.
Ruby Abrahams Kann (the sitter's daughter).
Meryl Elise Kann (the sitter's granddaughter), and thence by descent to the present owner.
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Lot Essay

This small unpublished portrait shows Abrahams' close connections with another key member of the 'modern' movement of plein air painting in Australia in the 1880s, for whom see the note for lot 1 above. Julian Rossi's brother George had a studio next to Louis on Collins Street east in 1885-86.


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