Frank Ashford painted several vase/flower still lifes. The year of this painting has not yet been determined. It was found at the University of Washington’s Henry Art Museum in Seattle. It is part of a large collection once owned by Horace Henry. Henry gave his entire collection to UW and funds to build a museum. His collection at the time was worth $450,000 and he contributed $150,000 for the construction. He died in 1929. It is not known how Henry came to own two Frank Ashford paintings, but he did. This could be a companion piece to Yellow Chrysanthemums.
The canvas size is 32 1/4″ x 26″
Frank Clifford Ashford, Spirea and Rambling Roses, n.d. Oil on canvas. Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, Horace C. Henry Collection, 26.2. Photo: Nick Pironio. Used with permission, and we are grateful for their cooperation.