Charlotte Lockhart, later Mrs Hope. Grand-daughter of Sir Walter Scott
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Charlotte Lockhart, later Mrs Hope. Grand-daughter of Sir Walter Scott about 1846
  • Scottish Art
Charlotte Lockhart was the granddaughter of Sir Walter Scott, who called her his ‘little whippety-stourie’. This portrait by Hill and Adamson shows her on the edge of adulthood and marriage to barrister James Robert Hope in 1847. On the death of her brother in 1853, Charlotte and her husband inherited Scott’s Abbotsford estate and adopted the name of Hope-Scott. Charlotte died in 1858 at the age of only 30. Her husband’s biographer, Robert Ornsby, described her as ‘a very attractive person, with a graceful figure, a sweet and expressive face’, but added that her ‘heavy chin’ resembled that of her famous grandfather.

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  • Acc. No. PGP HA 523
  • Medium Calotype print
  • Size 19.80 x 14.80 cm
  • Credit Provenance unknown