Castleton in Rutland County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
American portrait and landscape painter, James Hope excelled at capturing the beauty of mid-19th century Vermont. He is best known for his five large paintings of the Civil War Battle of Antietam in Maryland done from sketches made while serving as Captain in the 2nd VT Volunteers. The paintings are displayed at the Antietam Battlefield. Hope built his Gothic Revival style home in 1851, where he painted each summer for twenty years. He taught painting for a time at Castleton Seminary before later moving to Watkins Glen, NY where he became known for his landscape paintings. He is buried in Watkins Glen.
Erected 2014 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Location. 43° 36.448′ N, 73° 10.799′ W. Marker is in Castleton, Vermont, in Rutland County. Marker is on South Street 0.2 miles south of Main Street (Alternate Vermont Route 4A), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Castleton VT 05735, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The "Old Chapel" (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Vermont's First College" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Warren (approx. Edwin L. Drake (approx. 1.6 miles away); First Slate Quarry in Western Vermont (approx. 3.8 miles away); Slate Pencil Manufacturing (approx. 3.8 miles away); Matthew Lyon (approx. 4.4 miles away); Site of Oldest Union Church in America (approx. 5.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Castleton.
Also see . . . Hope Paintings - NPS. (Submitted on June 27, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • War, US Civil •
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