(1818 - 1892)
James Hope was active/lived in Vermont, New York. James Hope is known for landscape, portrait, and battle scene painting.
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.
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 wagon-maker. With the money he saved, he was able to spend a
year at Castleton Seminary. Apparently an accident to his ankle,
which temporarily confined him to his home, gave him the leisure to try
his hand at portraiture, and his first ... Displaying 750 of 4165 characters.