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John Hope (1765–1823), Earl of Hopetoun

Photo credit: West Lothian Council

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A plaque below the painting gives details of the sitter's life and career. It reads: 'Right Honourable John, Earl of Hopetoun, Viscount Aithrie, Lord Hope Baron Hopetoun, Baron Niddry, Lord Lieutenant of the County of Linlithgow. Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath. Lieutenant General. Colonel of the Ninety Second Regiment of Highland Infantry. As a Soldier his name will be classed with those of Abercromby, Moore and Wellington, under the two former of those illustrious Generals, he distinguished himself in high and important Commands in the West Indies, Holland, Egypt, Spain and Portugal. With the latter he was associated in the Gallo-Spanish Campaign, 1813–1814, which shed so much Glory on the British Arms, and gave to Europe the Earnest of its deliverance from the Gigantic Ambition and Tyranny of France.

West Lothian Council, County Buildings

Livingston


Date

c.1817

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 239.2 x W 174.6 cm

Accession number

PCF5

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

1. The COUNTY of LINLITHGOW The place of his Birth & which he had represented in two successive Parliaments Placed his Portrait here To record their deep and grateful sense of his Public Services and his Private Virtues. 1817 2. RIGHT HONORABLE JOHN, EARL of HOPETOUN, VISCOUNT AITHRIE, LORD HOPE BARON HOPETOUN, BARON NIDDRY, LORD LIEUTENANT of the COUNTY OF LINLITHGOW. KNIGHT GRAND CROSS of the MOST HONOR


West Lothian Council, County Buildings

Civic Centre, Howden South Road, Livingston, West Lothian EH54 6FF Scotland

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