Hood, Robin Vaughan (1802-1888)

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Artist; Printmaker; Carpenter; Fine arts dealer; Frame-maker; Lithographic printer
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https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1487467

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Lithographer, printer, frame-maker and fine arts dealer, arrived at Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land (Tas) in 1833. No original artwork by Hood is known, but he was an integral part of Hobart's cultural life.

lithographer, printer, frame-maker and fine arts dealer, arrived at Hobart Town in the Warrior on 27 June 1833. He was accompanied by his wife Sarah nee Lloyd, his 14-year-old stepson Richard Lloyd, and his 5-year-old son Robin Lloyd. On his arrival he gave his occupation as carpenter, but he soon abandoned general carpentry for the specialist trades of carver, gilder and frame-maker. His first known address was 1 Murray Street ('near St David’s Church’) in 1836. He moved to 108 Elizabeth Street in March 1838, then to a 'weatherboarded house’ in New Town Road which was destroyed by fire in November 1840. The following year he built a shop and residence at 34 Liverpool Street which he called Somerset House. Following the success of the art exhibition organised by John Skinner Prout and others at the Legislative Council Chambers on 6 January 1845, Hood built a gallery adjacent to his Liverpool Street premises. In February 1846 he advertised that the gallery was ready, and the committee held its second exhibition there on 24 May. Hood’s gallery became the focus for the exhibition and sale of fine arts in Hobart exhibiting, among others, the works of painters such as John Glover and Thomas Wainewright and, later, Haughton Forrest . When Prout left for London in April 1848 Hood bought his lithographic equipment and began a new career as lithographer and printer. Clifford Craig has noted that all known Hood prints were published after the purchase of Prout’s press. The earliest are ...

  • 27 June 1833 At Hobart Town in the 'Warrior'.

Flourished

  • fl. 1848 - 1851

Flourished

  • fl. 1846 - 1861

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