Under The Moss House in The Dargle(Grattan's Cottage
William Ashford 1746-1824
Born in Birmingham, came to Ireland in 1764 and settled in Dublin.
He won premiums at the Dublin Society of Artists and was a regular exhibitor until1880, he was elected President of this society in 1813. Also, first President of the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1823.
For extensive biography read Strictland's Dictionary of Irish Artists where he merits 4 pages.
This drawing is in good condition with a vertical central fold not over noticable and another small crease top right and a small tear.
Inscribed on the back of the drawing '' Under the Moss House in the Dargle, 4th Sept. 18??, Ashford''
In a private collection since sold by the Bell Gallery in 1984 See about Grattan's Cottage in Topographical Dictionary of Ireland by Samuel Lewis 1837.