JOHN LUDLOW MORTON1792-1871
John L. Morton was a native of New York and the son of General Morton. He was an historical, portrait, and landscape painter. He was active as early as 1815 when his view of the Susquehanna River was engraved for the December “Port Folio.” From 1827 to 1860, he lived in New York City and exhibited frequently at the National Academy, of which he was elected full member in 1831. He also exhibited at the American Art Union. One of his greatest works was a scene portraying Scott’s Ivanhoe. Morton died in New York City on August 1, 1871.