Frances Anne Beechey Hopkins
(1836 - 1919)
Frances Anne Beechey Hopkins was active/lived in Quebec / England, Canada. Frances Hopkins is known for fur trade era canoe scene painting, landscape, frontier scene.
Photo by William Notman (1863). Courtesy of McCord Museum, Montreal.
Biography Frances Anne Beechey Hopkins
The following information, submitted by M.D. Silverbrooke, is from the Canadian Women Artists History Initiative.
Frances Anne Hopkins (née Beechey) was probably taught painting at home, because she was an accomplished artist by the time of her marriage in 1858, at the age of 20, to Edward Martin Hopkins (1820-1893), a widower with three children, who was the Secretary to Sir George Simpson, Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company.
Hopkins moved to Canada with her husband in the same year as her marriage, settling in Lachine, Quebec, where she had two sons by 1861. In that year, the couple and their children moved to a house on Cote des Neiges, near Montreal, where they had one more child by 1863, and the family ret
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