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Thomas Hope (1770-1831), Collector, virtuoso and writer

Sitter in 5 portraits
A collector and designer, Hope belonged to a rich family of Amsterdam bankers who fled to England in 1794 when Holland was invaded by France. In addition to collecting Greek vases and classical and oriental antiquities, Hope designed his own furniture, ceramics, wallpaper and paint schemes. These were publicised in his book, Household Furniture and Interior Decoration (1807), which was influential in promoting Greek and Egyptian styles as the height of fashion in interior decoration. .

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Thomas Hope

by Sir William Beechey
oil on canvas, 1798
NPG 4574

D31702

Embroidered garment front panel belonging to Thomas Hope

by Unknown artist
red velvet with metal braid and metal thread embroidery, gold sequins, coloured silk thread embroidery and metal braid covered buttons, circa 1787-1795
NPG D31702

D31703

Embroidered waistcoat belonging to Thomas Hope

by Unknown artist
green velvet with metal braid and metal thread embroidery, gold sequins, coloured silk thread embroidery and metal braid covered buttons, circa 1787-1795
NPG D31703

D17525

Thomas Hope

by Henry Bone, after Sir William Beechey
pencil, pen and ink, December 1805 (exhibited 1799)
NPG D17525

D17624

Thomas Hope

by Henry Bone, after Alexander Pope
pen and ink, 1809 (exhibited 1808)
NPG D17624