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Henry Philip Hope

22 of 28 portraits by Augustin Edouart

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Henry Philip Hope

by Augustin Edouart
silhouette, 1829
Reference Collection
NPG D440

Sitterback to top

  • Henry Philip Hope (1774-1839), Banker and gem collector; brother of Thomas Hope of Deepdene. Sitter in 5 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Augustin Edouart (1789-1861), Artist. Artist or producer associated with 28 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D439: Louisa (née Beresford, later Hope), Viscountess Beresford when Mrs Hope (mounted together)

Linked publicationsback to top

  • Schama, Simon, The Face of Britain: The Nation Through its Portraits, 2015-09-15, p. 489

Events of 1829back to top

Current affairs

Metropolitan police force of over three thousand paid, uniformed, professional policemen founded by Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel.
Roman Catholic Relief Act grants emancipation; Catholics admitted to vote, sit in parliament and hold almost all public offices.

Art and science

Success of George Stephenson's Rocket steam engine at Rainhill Trials.
First London bus service licensed; the new 'box-on-wheels' contributes greatly to the expansion of the suburbs.
Apsley House completed for the Duke of Wellington by Benjamin Wyatt.
First Oxford and Cambridge boat race.


Andrew Jackson is elected President of the United States.

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