Archibald Hope the Elder

Gerard Sanders1737

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Sanders was a Dutch painter, active as a painter of history subjects, landscapes, and portraits. The original canvas is oval and has had its corners added to make a rectangle. Archibald Hope (1664-1743), of the Hopes of Hopetoun, was a Scottish merchant who was born and lived in Rotterdam. His sons set up the Hope Bank in Amsterdam. The art collector and theorist Thomas Hope of Deepdene was his grandson.

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  • Title: Archibald Hope the Elder
  • Date: 1737
  • Physical Dimensions: w727 x h866 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil
  • Work Nationality: Dutch
  • Support: Canvas
  • Provenance: London, Christie's, 27 Sep. 1909, lot 113; Charles Fairfax Murray; Fairfax Murray Gift, 1911.
  • Inscriptions: Signed and dated:, centre rught:'G. SANDERS.'/ 1737', and inscribed, on the letter: 'To Mr Archibald Hope/ Mercht in / Rotterdam'
  • Artist: Sanders, Gerard
  • Acquisition Method: Fairfax Murray, Charles (Gift, 1911)