About this artwork

George Jamesone painted this portrait shortly after Thomas Hope became Lord Advocate of Scotland. He made his reputation in 1605 by defending six ministers who were being tried for declining to accept that the crown had authority over the church. Although he was a member of the Privy Council, which ordered the use of the new Prayer Book, Hope had strong Covenanting sympathies.

  • title:
    Sir Thomas Hope, d. 1646. Lord Advocate of Scotland
  • accession number:
    PG 953
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
    Dated 1627
  • measurements:
    123.20 x 94.00 cm (framed: 142.24 x 114.30 x 8.89 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1923

George Jamesone

George Jamesone