Robert Hope

Robert Hope. 19th century Scottish painter
Scottish painter Robert Hope was active in the late 19th end early 20th centuries. He studied at the Edinburgh School of Design and in Paris at the Académie Julian.

Beyond that, I can find little information and only a few sources of images.

Hope created painterly landscapes and compositions of young women in clothes of silk, satin and other interestingly textured materials, sometimes combining the two in outdoor subjects of young women working or at leisure.

His figures are often fluid and graceful, and his paint handling seems in keeping with some of the most interesting portraitists of the time — which makes the limited availability of larger images frustrating. The largest I’ve found are the zoomable images on Bonham’s (linked below).

 
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