Morton Allport (1830-78) Australia

Biographical Information

Born in England in 1830, Morton Allport arrived in Hobart with his parents as an infant. He studied painting with his mother, Mary Morton Allport and with J Skinner Prout. He was also a naturalist and photographer, but earned his living as a solicitor. His photographs of Tasmanian scenery are among the earliest held in the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Allport had a major hand in organising exhibitions, including the Hobart Town Art Treasures Exhibition in 1858. He died in 1878. His work is also represented in the National Library of Australia. Edit or add to this biography

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Tasmanian Seashells
Watercolour, 17.5 x 23.5 cm
Australian and European Pictures, Drawings, Watercolours and Sculptures, Christies, Sydney.
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Shells (2)
Watercolours, 15 x 20 cm; 17 x 23 cm
Australian and European Paintings, Drawings and Prints, Christies, Melbourne.
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