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Thomas Hope

1 of 5 portraits of Thomas Hope

Thomas Hope, by Sir William Beechey, 1798 - NPG 4574 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Thomas Hope

by Sir William Beechey
oil on canvas, 1798
87 1/4 in. x 66 1/2 in. (2216 mm x 1689 mm)
Purchased, 1967
Primary Collection
NPG 4574


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Sitterback to top

  • Thomas Hope (1770-1831), Collector, virtuoso and writer. Sitter in 5 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Sir William Beechey (1753-1839), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 250 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.

This portraitback to top

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.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D17525: Thomas Hope (source portrait)
  • NPG D31702: Embroidered garment front panel belonging to Thomas Hope ()

Linked publicationsback to top

  • 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