by Sir William Beechey
oil on canvas, 1798
87 1/4 in. x 66 1/2 in. (2216 mm x 1689 mm)
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- Sir William Beechey (1753-1839), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 250 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
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Beechey's portrait reflects Hope's passion for the exotic, especially Turkey, Egypt and Syria where he travelled extensively between 1787 and 1795. This painting hung on the main staircase of Hope's celebrated London town house where the public could visit and see his designs realised.
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- Audio Guide
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 313
- Simon, Jacob, The Art of the Picture Frame: Artists, Patrons and the Framing of Portraits in Britain, 1997 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 8 November 1996 - 9 February 1997), p. 69
- Walker, Richard, Regency Portraits, 1985, p. 262