James Fenton (1820-1901) Australia

Biographical Information

James Fenton arrived in Hobart in 1834. He was a pioneer writer and artist who made his living from timber. He settled in the Forth River estuary region in 1840 and his sister, married to George Hall lived at Port Sorrell.

He wrote A History of Tasmania, Hobart 1884, and Bush Life in Tasmania Fifty Years Ago Hobart 1891. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

Highest Price:
Oil on canvas, 38.5 x 57 cm
The Estate of Georges Mora, Christies, Melbourne.
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