Not Currently on Display
Anthony Alder was the most prominent taxidermist in colonial Queensland and was widely admired for the dioramas he made for the Queensland Museum. He was also an accomplished painter and, naturally, animals figured largely in his work.
Alder first exhibited oil paintings in 1876 in the Queensland Intercolonial Exhibition (subsequently known as the ‘Ekka’). His most significant year was 1895, when he received awards for Not game 1895 (Queensland Museum) and Lincoln sheep, homeward Laddie 1895 (State Library of Queensland), which showed the renowned flock at Glengallan, near Warwick.