Chapman's Hobart

Opens 09-08-2019,  closes 29-09-2019

Salon Gallery

Chapman's Hobart

A selection of sketches by Thomas Evans Chapman (1788-1864) of Hobart in the 1840s and ’50s is on show in TMAG's Salon Gallery.

Chapman arrived in Hobart on 31 December 1834. While little is known about his earlier life, there is evidence that he spent a great deal of time sketching landscapes in the west country of England. Many of these sketches are now in the collection of Hobart’s Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts.

Chapman was an accomplished draftsman who sketched assiduously as he moved around Hobart and Tasmania. Today, his legacy rests in the hundreds of surviving drawings which are an excellent record of the colony during the mid 19th century.

Image: Thomas Evans Chapman, The entrance to the Derwent from Brown's River (detail), 1847, pencil and watercolour on paper
Presented by Sir Ernest Clark Bequest