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 James Hope  (1818 - 1892)

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Lived/Active: Vermont/New York      Known for: landscape, portrait, and battle scene painting

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BIOGRAPHY for James Hope
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Birth
1818 (Drygrange, Roxboroughshire, Scotland)
 
Death
1892 (Watkins Glen, New York)

Lived/Active
Vermont/New York


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landscape, portrait, and battle scene painting

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James Hope was born on November 29, 1818/19 in Drygrange, Roxboroughshire, Scotland.  After moving to the United States he became a noted portrait, landscape, and historical genre painter.

After the death of his mother, he was brought to Canada by his father, who died of cholera about 1831.  According to tradition James Hope was fifteen when he walked from the Canadian farm where he had spent his boyhood to Fairhaven, Vermont, to begin his five-year apprenticeship to a w (showing 500 of 4177 characters).



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