His museum of art and artefacts became one of Hobart’s sights and showed his enthusiasm for local history.Convictism at Port Arthur and the Aboriginals were conspicuous among his interests, but he gathered and dealt in all kinds of material (including gossip).Many of his paintings hang in Tasmanian and other Australian art galleries.
More on the resources, Volume 8, Melbourne University Press, 1981, pp 543-544.
This is a photo on the glass itself of the Hobart Town waterfront and Mount Wellington taken by John Watt Beattie of a painting by Haughton Forrest.
The brush strokes can be seen with a magnifying glass.
Provenance: Tullochs Auctions, Launceston, Tasmania. REFERENCES The Archives Office of Tasmania holds an identical lantern slide: Reference: NS2495/1/84 Title: Hobart From The Bay Subject: city views, cityscapes, lantern slides Locality: Hobart Date: 1900 The State Library of Tasmania has several Haughton Forrest paintings online and considerable holdings of photographs by and attributed to John Watt Beattie, including this photograph of a painting of William Gunn.
The State Library of Victoria also holds a sizeable collection of Beattie’s lantern slides.