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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1851.
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Castleton VT 05735, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers The "Old Chapel" (approx. ¼ mile away); "Vermont's First College" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Meeting of Allen and Arnold (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Warren (approx. 0.8 miles away); Conflict at Fort Warren (approx. 0.8 miles away); 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Castleton.
Also see . . . Hope Paintings - NPS. (Submitted on June 27, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2016, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. This page has been viewed 316 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on June 27, 2016, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. 2. submitted on August 29, 2016, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. 3. submitted on June 27, 2016, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.