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Captain James Hope (Castleton/2014)

Roadside Marker

American portrait and landscape painter,
James Hope excelled at capturing the beauty
of mid-19th century Vermont. He is best
known for his five large paintings of the
Civil War Battle of Antietam in Maryland done
from sketches made while serving as Captain
in the 2nd VT Volunteers. The paintings are
displayed at the Antietam Battlefield.
Hope built his Gothic Revival style home in 1851,
where he painted each summer for twenty
years. He taught painting for a time at
Castleton Seminary before later moving to Watkins
Glen, NY where he became known for his
landscape paintings. He is buried in Watkins Glen.

Courtesy of Karen Sanborn, Castleton University.

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