(b. ca. 1746, Birmingham, d. 1824, Dublin)
View of Killarney1778
Oil on canvas, 69 x 99 cm
This beautiful and rare view of the Killarney Lakes depicts a view towards the Upper Lake with the Old Weir Bridge. This region, one of the most famously scenic areas in Ireland, has long been a popular tourist destination. Here Ashford depicts an elegant group of 18th century tourists stepping out of a boat after a day of sightseeing.
The painting is signed and dated on a rock at lower right: Ashford/1778.