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Ashton Collection

Background imageAshton Collection: Margot Fonteyn and Rudolph Nureyev

Margot Fonteyn and Rudolph Nureyev
Dame Margot Fonteyn de Arias (1919-1991) British ballerina with Rudolph Nureyev (1938-1993) Russian ballet dancer in 1962 with Sir Frederick Ashton (1904-1988) British choreographer

Background imageAshton Collection: Bubo coromandus, dusky eagle owl

Bubo coromandus, dusky eagle owl
A watercolour of the dusky eagle owl (Bubo coromandus) by an unknown artist, (c. 1840), part of the Lord Ashton Collection held in the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageAshton Collection: Ashton-under-Lyne Market Hall early 1900s

Ashton-under-Lyne Market Hall early 1900s

Background imageAshton Collection: Fall / Pekingese / 1932

Fall / Pekingese / 1932
CHAMPION YU-FUH OF ALDERNBOURNE Dog owned by Miss Marjorie Ashton Cross

Background imageAshton Collection: The Village, Ashton, Renfrewshire

The Village, Ashton, Renfrewshire
The Village, Ashton, Gourock, near Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland. Date: 1902

Background imageAshton Collection: Dorothy Violet Wellesley, Duchess of Wellington

Dorothy Violet Wellesley, Duchess of Wellington (1889-1956), styled Lady Gerald Wellesley between 1914 and 1943, born Dorothy Violet Ashton, socialite, author, poet and literary editor

Background imageAshton Collection: Union Workhouse, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire

Union Workhouse, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire
The Union workhouse erected in 1849-50 at Chamber Hills, Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, on what is now Fountain Street. The site is now Tameside Hospital

Background imageAshton Collection: Master of the Asteroid, Wonder Stories Scifi Magazine Cover

Master of the Asteroid, Wonder Stories Scifi Magazine Cover
MASTER OF THE ASTEROID - A stranded astronaut is honoured as a god when he crashes on a distant planet

Background imageAshton Collection: Daisy Nook The Village, Failsworth, Lancashire

Daisy Nook The Village, Failsworth, Lancashire
Daisy Nook The Village, Failsworth, Oldham, near Ashton Under Lyne, Lancashire, England. Showing Bowling Pavilion Date: 1904

Background imageAshton Collection: Ashton-under-Lyne Old Square early 1900s

Ashton-under-Lyne Old Square early 1900s

Background imageAshton Collection: Gas Street in Flood, Stalybridge, Lancashire

Gas Street in Flood, Stalybridge, Lancashire
Gas Street in Flood, Stalybridge, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England. Date: 1906

Background imageAshton Collection: Cheltenham Balloon

Cheltenham Balloon
Mr Green and others ascend in a balloon near the Rotunda of Montpellier Spa, Cheltenham : it will land safely at Ashton Kenes, near Cirencester

Background imageAshton Collection: Aveling and Porter Road Roller DM 3079

Aveling and Porter Road Roller DM 3079
Aveling & Porter BHO class Road Roller, regn. DM 3079, number: 7632. Built in 1912 by Aveling & Porter at Rochester, powered by a 5 Nhp single-cylinder steam engine

Background imageAshton Collection: Sir Frederick Ashton, ballet dancer in Apparitions

Sir Frederick Ashton, ballet dancer in Apparitions, the Vic-Wells Ballet, supplement to The Dancing Times, December 1937 Date: 1937

Background imageAshton Collection: Luton Ashton Road early 1900s

Luton Ashton Road early 1900s

Background imageAshton Collection: Market Hall, Ashton under Lyne early 1900's

Market Hall, Ashton under Lyne early 1900's

Background imageAshton Collection: Old Square, Ashton early 1900's

Old Square, Ashton early 1900's

Background imageAshton Collection: Lancaster - South Road and Ashton Road

Lancaster - South Road and Ashton Road

Background imageAshton Collection: Old Square, Ashton under Lyne, early 1900s

Old Square, Ashton under Lyne, early 1900s

Background imageAshton Collection: Village cross, Ashton-under-Hill, Worcestershire

Village cross, Ashton-under-Hill, Worcestershire - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageAshton Collection: Ashton Rose Gardens, St Annes on Sea, Lancashire

Ashton Rose Gardens, St Annes on Sea, Lancashire - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageAshton Collection: Officers of the Welsh Guards at The Albuhera Barracks

Officers of the Welsh Guards at The Albuhera Barracks
(from left) Officers of the Welsh Guards: Hugh Maurice Carstairs Jones-Mortimer (1908 - 1980), Edward Watkin Williams-Wynn (1908-1977), Major James Frank Gresham ()

Background imageAshton Collection: Mrs Ashton Cross's Van and her Pekingese dogs

Mrs Ashton Cross's Van and her Pekingese dogs Date: 1914

Background imageAshton Collection: Leigh Ashton, British art historian and museum director

Leigh Ashton, British art historian and museum director
Sir Arthur Leigh Bolland Ashton (1897-1983), British art historian and museum director (Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum from 1945 to 1955). Date: circa 1940s

Background imageAshton Collection: Coal miners strike

Coal miners strike
The conference of the miners federation of Birmingham meeting to discuss the coal miners strike. The names, reading from left to right, are: Sitting--Mr. H. Duff, Mr. T. H. Cann, Mr. M. C. Kerrell

Background imageAshton Collection: The Ferry

The Ferry
This etching shows a small ferry boat travelling along the calm waters, with a large cluster of trees and a mountain behind. Date: 1893

Background imageAshton Collection: Paddling

Paddling
This oil painting portrays two ladies enjoying the shallow tide. Date: circa 1918

Background imageAshton Collection: Old Cumberland Street

Old Cumberland Street
This etching of Old Cumberland Street, in Sydney, features a woman standing on a set to the right, between iron railings. Date: circa 1917

Background imageAshton Collection: The Farm, Richmond, N. S. W

The Farm, Richmond, N. S. W
This painting shows a low view of a farm in Richmond, New South Wales, various livestock can be seen through the wild, small trees. Date: circa 1917

Background imageAshton Collection: The Crevice

The Crevice
An oil painting showing a lady standing on some high rocks, wearing a long, blue dress, accompanied by a younger woman say down, inspecting a crevice that has formed between them. Date: circa 1916

Background imageAshton Collection: A fine view of Ashton Marine Lake, at Ansdell, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire, England. Date: 1950s

A fine view of Ashton Marine Lake, at Ansdell, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire, England. Date: 1950s

Background imageAshton Collection: Ch. Tul Tuo of Alderbourne, owned by the Misses Ashton Cross. Pekingese. Date: 1958

Ch. Tul Tuo of Alderbourne, owned by the Misses Ashton Cross. Pekingese. Date: 1958

Background imageAshton Collection: Demoltion wth bulldozer, South London

Demoltion wth bulldozer, South London
Bulldozer clears rubble during demolition of a house in South London. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageAshton Collection: Push bikes resting against a road sign on village green

Push bikes resting against a road sign on village green
Push bikes resting against a sign to Newton, Ashton, Lowton, Croft, Colborne and Wican. Villages near Manchester, England. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageAshton Collection: Miners and Masters: Coal-dispute Protagonists

Miners and Masters: Coal-dispute Protagonists - representatives from both sides, both capital and labour. Included are: Enoch Edwards MP, Mr D A Thomas, Mr Thomas Ashton, Mr Frde Hall MP

Background imageAshton Collection: Clayton and Shuttleworth General Purpose Engine Lucy Ashton

Clayton and Shuttleworth General Purpose Engine Lucy Ashton
Clayton and Shuttleworth General Purpose Engine, regn. CE 7943, number: 46059, Lucy Ashton Date: 1970s

Background imageAshton Collection: FALL / PEKINGESE / 1957

FALL / PEKINGESE / 1957
Three pekingese puppies, one lying the other two sitting. Owned by Miss Ashton Cross. Date: 1957

Background imageAshton Collection: FALL / PEKINGESE / 1953

FALL / PEKINGESE / 1953
CHAMPION YU-TONG, CHAMPION TONG-TUO and CHAMPION LIN-YU- TANG, all of Alderbourne, on a step ladder. Owned by Miss Ashton Cross. Date: 1953

Background imageAshton Collection: FALL / PEKINGESE / OWNER

FALL / PEKINGESE / OWNER
Mrs Ashton Cross with her Pekingese BEESWING OF ALDERBOURNE who is sitting on its haunches in the palm of its owners hand. Date: 1936

Background imageAshton Collection: FALL / PEKINGESE / 1950

FALL / PEKINGESE / 1950
Two puppies owned by Ashton Cross. Date: 1950

Background imageAshton Collection: FALL / PEKINGESE / 1929

FALL / PEKINGESE / 1929
CHAMPION HUMMING BEE OF ALDERBOURNE Owned by Miss Marjorie Ashton Cross. Date: 1929

Background imageAshton Collection: FALL / PEKINGESE / 27

FALL / PEKINGESE / 27
CHAMPION PUNG-CHOW OF ALDERBOURNE Owned by Miss Marjorie Ashton Cross. Date: 1927

Background imageAshton Collection: Robert Helpmann and Margot Fonteyn in Facade

Robert Helpmann and Margot Fonteyn in Facade
Robert Helpmann (1909-1986) - ballet dancer - as A Dago in Facade with Margot Fonteyn (1919-1991) - prima Ballerina. Music by Walton, choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton. Date: 1936

Background imageAshton Collection: Ladder-back armchair, detail

Ladder-back armchair, detail
Ladder-back armchair square cabriole front legs made from ash, with a rush seat, probably made by the Ashton family of chairmakers from Louth, Spilsby and Alford, Lincolnshire, c. 1780-1820

Background imageAshton Collection: Manchester Road, Mossley, Ashton-under-Lyne, England

Manchester Road, Mossley, Ashton-under-Lyne, England
Manchester Road, Mossley, Ashton-under-Lyne, near Stalybridge, Lancashire, England. Whit Friday Ladies Procession from Abney Church. Date: 1900s

Background imageAshton Collection: Ashton Keynes River Thames Victorian period

Ashton Keynes River Thames Victorian period

Background imageAshton Collection: Ashton Keynes, River Thames

Ashton Keynes, River Thames

Background imageAshton Collection: Warrington Road, Ashton in Makerfield, Lancashire

Warrington Road, Ashton in Makerfield, Lancashire
Warrington Road, Ashton in Makerfield, Wigan, Lancashire, England. Date: 1930s



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