The Morton Allport Art Collection
Morton Allport (1830-1878) was one of Tasmania's earliest artists and his collection of around 50 watercolours, drawings and oils are early examples of Australian colonial painting as wel as being representative of the styles of art adopted by the well-to-do in Europe in the mid-nineteenth century.
Morton Allport was one of Tasmania's earliest artists and his collection of around 50 watercolours, drawings and oils are early examples of Australian colonial painting as well as beinig representative of the styles of art adopted by the well-to-do in Europe in the mid-nineteenth century. These artworks depict scenes in both Tasmania and Europe when Allport did a 'Grand Tour' taking in England, Switzerland, Germany and France. Oil Paintings include: Landscape with waterfall from around 1853; Lichfield from Aldershaw; and Hall's road to the Huon in Tasmania. Water Colours include: Fisherhorn and Grindelwald glacier in Switzerland; the Champs de Mars, Paris; Bangor in North Wales done in May 1853; Tasmania ferns and bush and beach scenes. Drawings include: Wellington Falls, Mount Wellington; Lichfield Cathedral; The old mill. There is also a sketchbook, chiefly of landscape scenes in Britain, France and Switzerland; and sketches by E. Burgess, Ludlow Smith, Mary Louise Allport and Mary Morton Allport. Another contain sketches of plant specimens, trees, houses, castles, churches, and a fine watercolour of the comet in 1843.
This collection contains artworks by one of Australia's early colonial artists.
Please contact the The Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts
Address: Ground Floor, 91 Murray Street, Hobart Tasmania 7000:Enquiries: (03) 6233 7484: Fax: (03) 6233 7902
Chalk Drawing; Charcoal drawing Pencil; Colonial Tasmainia; Colonies; Ferns; Imperialism; Landscapes; Oil painting; Plants; Visual arts; Watercolour painting
England; Wales; Huon, Tasmania; Grindelwald; France; Switzerland; Lichfield; Fisherhorn