James Hope (1818 - 1892)
- James Hope
- Clarendon Springs, Vermont
- oil on mattress ticking
- 26 1/4 by 36 1/4 in.
Peter Tillou, Litchfield, Connecticut;
David Wheatcroft, Westborough, Massachusetts.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Hope painted at least three views of Clarendon Springs, one of which was commissioned by the owner of Clarendon House (pictured at center) and hung in the lobby (now in the collection of the Currier Gallery of Art). A far more linear and stylized landscape than those painted by his more famous friend, the bold red clouds may well be a nod to Church, whose depiction of sunset skies often included vibrant reds and oranges.