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Images of Ash

"Roland possessed three images of Randolph Henry Ash. One, a photograph of the death mask...one was by Manet and one by G.F Watts."

Edouard Manet

Manet's bold and avant-garde style made him a leader in the Impressionist movement. His modernity can still be seen today in the art galleries of France.

George Frederic Watts

G.F Watts was a leader in the Arts and Crafts movement with his allegorical painting and exceptional portraiture. The paintings and statues of his friend Alfred, Lord Tennyson survive as a testament to his under-rated skill.

"He lit on an image...Ellen Ash...all Richmond's women have a generic mouth, firm and fine and generous and serious, variable yet related to some ideal type."

George Richmond

Richmond made many sketches of 19th Century writers such as Dickens and Ruskin. But, his portraits of women including Charlotte Bronte and Mrs Gaskell are sympathetic and delicate.

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