A Compendium of Irish Biography/Ashford, William
Ashford, William, a distinguished landscape painter, and first President of the Royal Hibernian Academy, was born in Birmingham, 1746, and settled in Ireland, 1764. He resided in College-green. "His works were many, and were justly appreciated. His early pictures were somewhat in the manner of Claude."  He died at Sandymount-park, 17th April 1824, and was interred in Donnybrook old churchyard.  
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