(England, Australia 27 Jan 1851 – 27 Apr 1942)
Sentry-box Reach, Hawkesbury River, New South Wales
- Other titles:
- Sentry Box Reach 
- Not on display
- Further information
Ashton's 'Sentry-box Reach' was painted when he was a staff artist for The picturesque atlas of Australasia; a position which allowed him to travel widely. The Hawkesbury soon became a favourite haunt for painting. He returned to it frequently with artist friends. 'Sentry-box Reach' is a classic example of nineteenth-century British watercolour technique – transparent washes of watercolour over barely perceptible pencil outlines, occasionally with some minor scraping out for highlights. It is a particularly convincing study of the expanse and conditions of the Hawkesbury landscape.
- Place of origin
New South Wales,
- pencil, watercolour, scraping out on paper
- 59.7 x 92.4 cm sheet
- Signature & date
- Signed l.l., brown watercolour "J.R. ASHTON". Dated l.r., "1884".
- Gift of Howard Hinton 1924
- Accession number