Object Detail

Full length studio portrait of Mrs Allport. She stands with one arm by her side and her other hand on the back of a chair. Distinguishing features include the horizontally striped fabric of her dress. Studio props include books on a desk, chair, small round table, and carpet. The backdrop is a painted mural of a decorative wall with a large open window. An outdoor scene including a balcony, baluster, trees, body of water, hills and sky are depicted through the window. The markings '83' and 'Mrs Allport' are in mirror writing.
Photographic Reference number
0 - Whole = Height x Width (mm) = 107.95 x 82.55mm
Media and Materials Description
Glass plate.

Object Type


 Comments Do you know something about this object? We'd love to hear from you if you have information that would help add to the history on this object.

There were two Alports in Canterbury in the late 1850s, an HE Alport and an A.J. Alport. Ref https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/LT18570701.2.21.4?query=alport%20kington%20&sort_by=byDA&items_per_page=10&start_date=01-01-1851&end_date=31-12-1863&snippet=true&title=LT,CHP Perhaps she could be a wife of one of them. Or possibly a sister.

- Elisabeth Frankish

Posted on 28-03-2019 01:15:47