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Henry Hope (1735 - 1811)

RA Collection: People and Organisations

Henry Hope was a banker, merchant and art collector, born in Boston to a Scottish family. He settled in Amsterdam and joined his uncles’ family bank there, Hope & Co, eventually becoming head of the company. The bank’s clients included the King of Portugal and Catherine the Great. Hope moved to London in 1794 and in 1802 presented three paintings by Guy Head after Rubens to the Royal Academy.

Hope is identified by the UCL Legacies of British Slavery database as a beneficiary of enslavement (Note 1).

Notes

  1. https://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/person/view/2146665491 (accessed 29 March 2022).

Profile

Born: 1735 in Boston?

Died: 1811

Gender: Male

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