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Sir Anthony Hope (Anthony Hope Hawkins)

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London-born Anthony Hope trained as a lawyer and barrister, was called to the Bar in 1887 and practised law until 1894. His first novel was A Man of Mark (1890), but it was his second work, The Prisoner of Zenda, which brought him to prominence. It was published in 1894 and was an immediate success, enabling Hope to give up law and concentrate solely on writing. He alternated between romances and more serious fiction, and completed many other novels and plays.

National Portrait Gallery, London

London

  • Date

    1908

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    74.9 x 62.2 cm

  • Accession number

    3974

  • Acquisition method

    Purchased, 1956

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