Letter from James Hope, 1855, Civil War Painter and Soldier

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Letter from James Hope, 1855, Civil War Painter and Soldier
80.00USD+ buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2017 May 16 @ 10:59UTC-4 : AST/EDT

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Vermont and New York. Letter written from James Hope to his wife Julia. James Hope was an artist and soldier during the Civil War. He was born in Scotland and moved to American with his family as a small child. He studied painting and portraiture in Montreal and moved to Vermont in 1841. In the early 1850's to took a studio in New York where he worked during the year and went home to his family every summer. During the Civil War, Hope served as a Captain in the 2nd Vermont Regiment and made "on the spot" sketches which he later made into paintings. Hope died in 1892.