First Views of Lake St Clair : John Skinner Prout (1845) & Morton Allport (1863).

By: BROWN, Tony & Gillian Winter.

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500 numbered copies. Oblong 4to. x, 158pp, well illustrated in colour and b&w, pictorial endpapers. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0646561812 ***The Allport and Prout familes were well acquainted during the latter's stay in Hobart Town 1844-48; and J.S. Prout gave lessons to the young Morton Allport during this period. Prout's 1844 trip to Lake St Clair - with Peter Gordon Fraser and Francis Guillemard Simpkinson (de Wesselow) - produced a comprehensive visual (watercolour) record of the area. On his 1863 trip, Morton Allport produced the first photographic record of the area using the new 'dry-plate' technique - these were the first of the wilderness photographs which have almost become Tasmania's national artform. This book reproduces many of the images, along with the artists' own accounts of their journeys, and supporting biographical notes.

Title: First Views of Lake St Clair : John Skinner Prout (1845) & Morton Allport (1863).

Author Name: BROWN, Tony & Gillian Winter.

Categories: Tasmania,

Publisher: Hobart, Pear Tree Press: 2012

Seller ID: 30313

Keywords: art central highlands colonial colonial art photography tasmania Van Diemen's Land wilderness,